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born with a caul on (one's) head

Lucky. The "caul," part of the fetal membrane that is sometimes present on the head of a newborn baby, was previously viewed as a magical symbol of protection. I can't believe you walked away from that car accident without a scratch! You must have been born with a caul on your head!
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We conducted a review of the en caul case literature from 1975 to 2018, via PubMed, index words "en caul," "enclosed in a amniotic sac," "born in a caul," English only, and excluding meeting abstracts.
(65) CAUL, D42/PR5/8, Cunard Magazine, Vol 12:1, January 1924, p.
First, when compared to CAUL, SGULs may generate only modest cash surrender values that may vanish by age 85 to 95.
We would like to acknowledge that these standards have been adapted from the Caul Information literacy standards, in turn adapted from Information literacy standards for higher education approved by the United States Association of College and Research Libraries.
The aim of the present laboratory-scale study was to use an enclosed caul plate system [4] to evaluate 1) hot-press emissions during particleboard manufacturing as a function of pressing time and temperature; and 2) mat resin solids content.
The caul is harmless and is easily removed by the doctor, but during an en caul birth the main priority is to break the sac to allow the baby to breathe, since the baby no longer has oxygen supplied from being inside their mother.
Using the mix, make medium balls, wrap your caillettes in the pig caul and bake in the oven at 180C for 20 minutes in a buttered tray, with a little chicken stock.
INGREDIENTS 1 onion, diced 550ml dry cider 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced 1tsp English mustard 200ml chicken stock 400g pulled pork (follow Perfect Pulled Pork recipe to prepare this) 1tbsp brown sauce 1tsp sage 2tbsp chopped dried apple 200g caul fat (available from the butcher) For the pastry: 125g wholemeal flour 125g bread flour 50g semolina Pinch of mustard powder 90ml water 75g lard Egg yolks to glaze 1tsp picked thyme Pinch of sea salt For the clotted cream mash: 100g double cream 30g butter 300g dry mashed potatoes Salt and white pepper 100g clotted cream METHOD FRY the onion until soft, then add the cider, all the apples, mustard and stock.
The poems in The High Caul Cap were written during the long illness of the poet's mother, whose eventual death haunts the volume, and they present the relations of mothers and daughters with great complexity, not simple nostalgia or factual memorialization.
e original recipe also calls for caul fat, which, even for chefs, can be troublesome to source, so I've opted for an alternative way to coat the ducks.
Drain the caul and spread it out on a chopping board.
Rob Caul, chief executive of e2train, said: "I am thrilled that we have been able to complete this strategic acquisition.
Lombardy, Italy 2005 For the monkfish loin: Caul fat, as needed 8 slices prosciutto 2 8-ounce pieces monkfish loins 1/3 cup olive oil 1 ounce butter 1 sprig thyme Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste For the vegetables: 1/2 ounce butter 3 shallots, pooled and thinly sliced 12 ounces morel mushrooms 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream 1 sprig thyme 12 butterhead lettuce leaves, quartered Salt and freshly ground while pepper to taste To serve: 1 quart syrah, reduced to 1 cup
Sometimes I forget the white satin caul of my childhood is tight-fitted