1) Probably a small container although the precise meaning is uncertain.

A ‘call’ was usually a coop or hutch in the kitchen, in which hens and geese could be kept, and it was described by Kaner as a dresser with a hutch underneath. However, valuations suggest the dish-call may not have been such a substantial item: 1549 Item 4 hayll pottes a namery [ambry] and a discalle, 18d, Marrick

1599 Item One Coberte 6s 0d

Item One Dishecall 1s 0d, Knaresborough.

dates 1549 1599

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