One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Near enough to be summoned by calling.‘she moved into the guest room, within call of her father's room’
- ‘How many people may there be in London, who, if we had brought them deviously and blindfolded, to this street, fifty paces from the Station House, and within call of St. Giles's church, would know it for a not remote part of the city in which their lives are passed?’
- ‘She might call for help if he attempted again as neighbors lived within call.’
- ‘He had retired discreetly to the doorway, ready within call should Master need anything.’
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