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<p><centered><point26>K.</point26></centered><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>K</ent><br/
<hw>K</hw>, <pr>(k<amac/)</pr>, <def>the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. The form and sound of the letter <hwf>K</hwf> are from the Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. It came into the Latin from the Greek, which received it from a Ph<oe/nician source, the ultimate origin probably being Egyptian.  Etymologically <hwf>K</hwf> is most nearly related to <it>c</it>, <it>g</it>, <it>h</it> (which see).</def></p>

<p>   <note>In many words of one syllable <xex>k</xex> is used after <xex>c</xex>, as in <xex>crack</xex>, <xex>check</xex>, <xex>deck</xex>, being necessary to exhibit a correct pronunciation in the derivatives, <xex>cracked</xex>, <xex>checked</xex>, <xex>decked</xex>, <xex>cracking</xex>; since without it, <it>c</it>, before the vowels <it>e</it> and <it>i</it>, would be sounded like <it>s</it>. Formerly, <xex>k</xex> was added to <xex>c</xex> in certain words of Latin origin, as in <xex>musick</xex>, <xex>publick</xex>, <xex>republick</xex>; but now it is omitted.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note>See <xex>Guide to Pronunciation</xex> , <sect/<sect/ 240, 178, 179, 185.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>K2</ent><br/
<hw>K2</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A mountain in Northern Kashmir; it is one of the highest in the world, 28,250 feet high.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Godwin Austen, Dapsang.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Ka</ent><br/
<hw>Ka</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <fld>(Hinduism)</fld> <def>An unknown god; an epithet of Prajapati and Brahma.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>ka</ent><br/
<hw>ka</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Ancient Egyptian Religion)</fld> <def>A spiritual aspect of the individual, living within the body during life, and surviving the body after death.  It was believed to be one of two spirits inhabiting the body, the other being the <contr>ba</contr>, which deserts teh body at death.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaaba</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*a"ba</hw> <pr>(k<adot/*<amac/"b<adot/)</pr>, <pos>prop. n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. <ets>ka'bah</ets>, lit., a square building, fr. <ets>ka'b</ets> cube.]</ety> <def>The small and nearly cubical stone building, in the court of the Great Mosque at Mecca, toward which all Muslims must pray.  It contains a sacred black stone, believed by Muslims to be one of the precious stones of paradise, and to have been brought to Abraham when he was contructing the Kaaba, by the Angel Gabriel.  The Kaaba itself predates Mohammed, having been a pantheon which contained Arab idols, which were destroyed by Mohammed.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>caaba</asp>, <asp>kaabeh</asp> and <asp>kaabah</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaama</ent><br/
<hw>Kaa"ma</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The hartbeest.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kabala</ent><br/
<hw>Kab"a*la</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cabala</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kabassou</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*bas"sou</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>See <er>Cabassou</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kabob</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*bob"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. & v. t.</pos> <def>See <er>Cabob</er>, <pos>n. & v. t.</pos></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kabook</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*book"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(min.)</fld> <def>A clay ironstone found in Ceylon.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kabyle</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*byle"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. <ets>qab<imac/la</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>A Berber, as in Algiers or Tunis. See <er>Berber</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kadder</ent><br/
<hw>Kad"der</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Caddow</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The jackdaw.</def></p>

<p><ent>Kadiaster</ent><br/
<ent>Kadi</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ka"di</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Ka`di*as"ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A Turkish judge. See <er>Cadi</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kafal</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*fal"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The Arabian name of two trees of the genus <gen>Balsamodendron</gen>, which yield a gum resin and a red aromatic wood.</def></p>

<p><ent>Kafir</ent><br/
<ent>Kaffir</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kaf"fir</hw> <pr>(k<acr/f"f<etil/r)</pr>, <hw>Ka"fir</hw> <pr>(k<aum/"f<etil/r)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. <ets>k<amac/fir</ets> infidel, pagan, fr. <ets>kafara</ets> to be skeptical in religious matters; -- a name given to certain infidel races by the Muslims.  Cf. <er>Giaour</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>One of a race which, with the Hottentots and Bushmen, inhabit South Africa. They inhabit the country north of Cape Colony, the name being now specifically applied to the tribes living between Cape Colony and Natal, including the Ponda, Xosa, and Tembu; but the Zulus of Natal are true Kaffirs.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>One of a race inhabiting Kafiristan in Central Asia.</def> <altsp>[Spelt also <asp>Caffre</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Any Black African; -- a disparaging and offensive term used by white South Africans.</def> <mark>[South Africa]</mark> <br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kaffir, caffer, caffre.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kaffir corn</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>a Cape Colony name for Indian millet.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaffle</ent><br/
<hw>Kaf"fle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Coffle</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kafilah</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka"fi*lah</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cafila</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kafir</ent><br/
<hw>kafir</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Kaffir</er>.</def> <mark>[South Africa]</mark> <br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kaffir, caffer, caffre.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kafka</ent><br/
<hw>Kafka</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def><person>Franz Kafka</person>, a writer, b. 1883, d. 1924.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Franz Kafka.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kafkaesque</ent><br/
<hw>Kafkaesque</hw> <pos>prop. a.</pos> <ety>[fr. <person>Franz <etsep>Kafka</etsep></person>, novelist; especially from his novels such as "The Trial".]</ety> <def>Frightening, threating, and bewildering in a vague and unexplicable way; -- of situations or regulations.  Often used to describe illogical bureaucratic entanglements with no reasonable solution.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaftan</ent><br/
<hw>Kaf"tan</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. & v.</pos> <def>See <er>Caftan</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kage</ent><br/
<hw>Kage</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A chantry chapel inclosed with lattice or screen work.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kagu</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka"gu</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A singular, crested, grallatorial bird <spn>(Rhinochetos jubatus)</spn>, native of New Caledonia.  It is gray above, paler beneath, and the feathers of the wings and tail are handsomely barred with brown, black, and gray.  It is allied to the sun bittern.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaguan</ent><br/
<hw>Ka`gu*an"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The colugo.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kahani</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka"ha"ni</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kind of notary public, or attorney, in the Levant.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kahau</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*hau"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Native name, from its cry.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A long-nosed monkey (<spn>Nasalis larvatus</spn>, formerly <spn>Semnopithecus nasalis</spn>), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides of the head, golden yellow, and the top of the head and upper part of the back brown. Called also <altname>proboscis monkey</altname>.  It is now an endangered species.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kaha</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kail</ent><br/
<hw>Kail</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A kind of headless cabbage. Same as <er>Kale</er>, 1.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Any cabbage, greens, or vegetables.</def> <mark>[OE. or Scot.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A broth made with kail or other vegetables; hence, any broth; also, a dinner.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kail yard</b></col>, <cd>a kitchen garden.</cd> <mark>[Scot.]</mark></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaimacam</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kai`ma*cam"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Caimacam</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kain</ent><br/
<hw>Kain</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Scots Law)</fld> <def>Poultry, etc., required by the lease to be paid in kind by a tenant to his landlord.</def>  <rj><au>Wharton (Law Dict.).</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kainit</ent><br/
<hw>Kai"nit</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Trade name, fr. <ets>kainite</ets>.]</ety> <def>Salts of potassium used in the manufacture of fertilizers.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kainite</ent><br/
<hw>Kai"nite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ recent.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A compound salt consisting chiefly of potassium chloride and magnesium sulphate, occurring at the Stassfurt salt mines in Prussian Saxony.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kainozoic</ent><br/
<hw>Kai`no*zo"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>See <er>Cenozoic</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaique</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*ique"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>See <er>Caique</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kairine</ent><br/
<hw>Kai"rine</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A pale buff or white crystalline alkaloid derived from quinoline, and used as an antipyretic in medicine.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kairoline</ent><br/
<hw>Kai`ro*line</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>An organic base obtained from quinoline. It is used as a febrifuge, and resembles kairine.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaiser</ent><br/
<hw>Kai"ser</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr., fr. L. <ets>Caesar</ets>.  Cf. <er>Kesar</er>, and <er>Czar</er>.]</ety> <def>The ancient title of emperors of Germany assumed by <person>King William of Prussia</person> when crowned sovereign of the new German empire in 1871.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaka</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"ka</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Maori <ets>kaka</ets> a parrot; -- so named from its note.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A New Zealand parrot of the genus <gen>Nestor</gen>, especially the <stype>brown parrot</stype> (<spn>Nestor meridionalis</spn>).</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ The <stype>mountain kaka</stype>, or <stype>kea</stype> (<spn>Nestor notabilis</spn>), is remarkable for having recently acquired carnivorous habits.  It attacks and kills lambs and pigs, sometimes doing great damage.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Night kaka</b></col>. <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <cd>The kakapo.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kakapo</ent><br/
<hw>Ka`ka*po"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A singular nocturnal parrot (<spn>Strigops habroptilus</spn>), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings, but can fly only a short distance. Called also <altname>owl parrot</altname>, <altname>night parrot</altname>, and <altname>night kaka</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kakaralli</ent><br/
<hw>Kak`a*ral"li</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kind of wood common in Demerara, durable in salt water, because not subject to the depredations of the sea worm and barnacle.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kakistocracy</ent><br/
<hw>Kak`is*toc"ra*cy</hw> <pr>(k<acr/k`<icr/s*t<ocr/k"r<adot/*s<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ka`kistos</grk> worst + <grk>kratei^n</grk> to rule.]</ety> <def>Government by the worst men.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kakoxene</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*kox"ene</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cacoxene</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kalahari</ent><br/
<hw>Kalahari</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A desert in Southwestern Africa, most of which is located in the country of <partof>Botswana</partof>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Kalahari Desert.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kalan</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*lan"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The sea otter.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kalantas</ent><br/
<hw>kalantas</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A Philippine timber tree (<spn>Toona calantas</spn> or <spn>Cedrela calantas</spn>) having hard red fragrant wood.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Philippine mahogany, Philippine cedar, <spn>Toona calantas</spn>, <spn>Cedrela calantas</spn>.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kalasie</ent><br/
<hw>Ka`la*sie"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A long-tailed monkey of Borneo (<spn>Semnopithecus rubicundus</spn>). It has a tuft of long hair on the head.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kale</ent><br/
<hw>Kale</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Scot. <ets>kale</ets>, <ets>kail</ets>, <ets>cale</ets>, colewort, Gael. <ets>cael</ets>; akin to Ir. <ets>cal</ets>, W. <ets>cawl</ets>, Armor. <ets>kaol</ets>. See <er>Cole</er>.]</ety><br/
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<p><sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kail</asp>, and <asp>cale</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>See <er>Kail</er>, 2.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Sea kale</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>a European cruciferous herb (<spn>Crambe maritima</spn>), often used as a pot herb; sea cabbage.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Kaleege</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*leege"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>One of several species of large, crested, Asiatic pheasants, belonging to the genus <gen>Euplocamus</gen>, and allied to the firebacks.</def></p>

<p><ent>Kaleidophone</ent><br/
<ent>Kaleidophon</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ka*lei"do*phon</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Ka*lei"do*phone</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <ety>[Gr. <?/ beautiful + <?/ appearance, form + <?/ sound.]</ety> <fld>(Physics.)</fld> <def>An instrument invented by <person>Professor Wheatstone</person>, consisting of a reflecting knob at the end of a vibrating rod or thin plate, for making visible, in the motion of a point of light reflected from the knob, the paths or curves corresponding with the musical notes produced by the vibrations.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kaleidoscope</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*lei"do*scope</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ beautiful + <grk>e'i^dos</grk> form + <ets>-scope</ets>.]</ety> <def>An instrument invented by <person>Sir David Brewster</person>, which contains loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and symmetrical forms. It has been much employed in arts of design.</def><br/
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<p><q>Shifting like the fragments of colored glass in the <qex>kaleidoscope</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>G. W. Cable.</qau></rj></p>

<p><ent>Kaleidoscopical</ent><br/
<ent>Kaleidoscopic</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ka*lei`do*scop"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Ka*lei`do*scop"ic*al</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a kaleidoscope; variegated.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalendar</ent><br/
<hw>Kal"en*dar</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Calendar</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalendarial</ent><br/
<hw>Kal`en*da"ri*al</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>See <er>Calendarial</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalender</ent><br/
<hw>Kal"en*der</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See 3d <er>Calender</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalends</ent><br/
<hw>Kal"ends</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Calends</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kali</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka"li</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Skr. <ets>kali</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Hind. Cosmog.)</fld> <def>The last and worst of the four ages of the world; -- considered to have begun <sc>B. C.</sc> 3102, and to last 432,000 years.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kali</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka"li</hw>, <pos>prop. n.</pos> <ety>[Skr. <ets>k<amac/l<imac/</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Hind. Myth.)</fld> <def>The black, destroying goddess; -- called also <altname>Doorga</altname>, <altname>Anna Purna</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kali</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"li</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. <ets>qali</ets>. See <er>Alkali</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The glasswort (<spn>Salsola Kali</spn>).</def><br/
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<p><ent>kalian</ent><br/
<hw>kalian</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water.  See also <er>hookah</er>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> hookah, hubble-bubble, narghile, water pipe.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kalif</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"lif</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Caliph</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kaliform</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"li*form</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Kali</ets> + <ets>-form</ets>.]</ety> <def>Formed like kali, or glasswort.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kaligenous</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*lig"e*nous</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Kali</ets> + <ets>-genous</ets>. See <er>Alkali</er>.]</ety> <def>Forming alkalies with oxygen, as some metals.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalium</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"li*um</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL. See <er>Kali</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>Potassium; -- so called by the German chemists.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalki</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kal"ki</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Skr.]</ety> <def>The name of Vishnu in his tenth and last avatar.</def>  <rj><au>Whitworth.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kalmia</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kal"mi*a</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL. Named in honor of <person>Peter <etsep>Kalm</etsep></person>, a Swedish botanist.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A genus of North American shrubs with poisonous evergreen foliage and corymbs of showy flowers. Called also <altname>mountain laurel</altname>, <altname>ivy bush</altname>, <altname>lamb kill</altname>, <altname>calico bush</altname>, etc.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalmuck</ent><br/
<hw>Kal"muck</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>See <er>Calmucks</er>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A kind of shaggy cloth, resembling bearskin.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A coarse, dyed, cotton cloth, made in Prussia.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalong</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*long"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A fruit bat, esp. the Indian edible fruit bat (<spn>Pteropus edulis</spn>).</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kaloyer</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*loy"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Caloyer</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalpa</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kal"pa</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Skr.]</ety> <fld>(Hind. Myth.)</fld> <def>One of the Brahmanic eons, a period of 4,320,000,000 years. At the end of each Kalpa the world is annihilated.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kalsomine</ent><br/
<hw>Kal"so*mine</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. & v. t.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Calcimine</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kam</ent><br/
<hw>Kam</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[From Celtic; cf. Gael., Ir., & W. <ets>cam</ets>.  Cf. <er>Jamb</er>, <pos>n.</pos>]</ety> <def>Crooked; awry.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/This is clean <xex>kam</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kama</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka"ma</hw> <pr>(k<aum/"m<aum/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Skr. <ets>k<amac/ma</ets> love, the god of love.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The Hindu Cupid. He is represented as a beautiful youth, with a bow of sugar cane or flowers.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Desire; animal passion;</def> -- <note>supposed to create the <col><b>ka"ma ru"pa</b></col> <pr>(r<oomac/p<adot/)</pr> <ety>[Skr. <ets>r<umac/pa</ets> shape, image]</ety>, a kind of simulacrum or astral likeness of a man which exists after his death in an invisible plane of being, called <col><b>ka"ma lo"ca</b></col> <pr>(l<omac/"k<adot/)</pr> <ety>[Skr. <ets>l<omac/ka</ets> space, world]</ety>, until the impulses which created it are exhausted and it finally fades away.</note><-- not the same as karma --><br/
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<p><ent>Kamala</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*ma"la</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The red dusty hairs of the capsules of an East Indian tree (<spn>Mallotus Philippinensis</spn>) used for dyeing silk. It is violently emetic, and is used in the treatment of tapeworm.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kameela</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Kame</ent><br/
<hw>Kame</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A low ridge.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark> <see>See <er>Eschar</er>.</see><br/
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<p><ent>Kamet</ent><br/
<hw>Kamet</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A mountain in India and Tibet, 25,447 feet high.</def> <mark>[proper name]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kami</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka"mi</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[Japanese, <tr>god</tr>.]</ety> <def>A title given to the celestial gods of the first mythical dynasty of Japan and extended to the demigods of the second dynasty, and then to the long line of spiritual princes still represented by the mikado.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kamichi</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"mi*chi</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A curious South American bird (<spn>Anhima </spn> <it>or</it> <spn>Palamedea cornuta</spn>), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its head, and two sharp spurs on each wing. Although its beak, feet, and legs resemble those of gallinaceous birds, it is related in anatomical characters to the ducks and geese (<ord>Anseres</ord>). Called also <altname>horned screamer</altname>. The name is sometimes applied also to the <altname>chaja</altname>. See <er>Chaja</er>, and <er>Screamer</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kamptulicon</ent><br/
<hw>Kamp*tu"li*con</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ to bend + <?/ material, fr. <?/ wood, matter.]</ety> <def>A kind of elastic floor cloth, made of India rubber, gutta-percha, linseed oil, and powdered cork.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kampylite</ent><br/
<hw>Kam"py*lite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ bent, curved, fr. <?/ to bend.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A variety of mimetite or arseniate of lead in hexagonal prisms of a fine orange yellow.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>campylite</asp>.]</altsp></p>

<p><ent>Khamsin</ent><br/
<ent>Kamsin</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kam*sin"</hw>, <hw>Kham*sin"</hw>  }</mhw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. <ets>khams<imac/n</ets>, fr. <ets>khams<umac/n</ets>, oblique case <ets>khams<imac/n</ets>, fifty; -- so called because it blows for about fifty days, from April till June.]</ety> <def>A hot southwesterly wind in Egypt, coming from the Sahara.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>Khamseen</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Kamtschadales</ent><br/
<hw>Kam"tscha*dales</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[from the older spelling <ets>Kamtschatka</ets> for Kamchatka.]</ety>  <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>An aboriginal tribe inhabiting the southern part of the Kamchatka peninsula; called also <altname>Kamchadals</altname> and <altname>Itelmen</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kan</ent><br/
<hw>Kan</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To know; to ken.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <see>See <er>Ken</er>.</see><br/
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<p><ent>Kan</ent><br/
<hw>Kan</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Khan</er>.</def></p>

<p><ent>Kanaka</ent><br/
<ent>Kanacka</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ka*nack"a</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Ka*na"ka</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Native name, prop., a man.]</ety> <def>A native of the Sandwich Islands.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kanawha</ent><br/
<hw>Kanawha</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>The Kanawha River, a tributary of the Ohio River.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Kanawha River.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>kanchil</ent><br/
<hw>kan"chil</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Malay <ets>canch<imac/l</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A small chevrotain of the genus <gen>Tragulus</gen>, esp. <spn>Tragulus pygm<ae/us</spn>, or <spn>Tragulus kanchil</spn>, inhabiting Java, Sumatra, and adjacent islands; a deerlet.  It is noted for its agility and cunning.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kanchanjanga</ent><br/
<hw>Kanchanjanga</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>same as <er>Kanchenjunga</er>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Kanchenjunga, Kinchinjunga.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kanchenjunga</ent><br/
<hw>Kanchenjunga</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A mountain in <country>India</country> and <country>Nepal</country>, 28,146 feet high.</def> <mark>[proper name]</mark><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Kanchanjanga, Kinchinjunga.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>kand</ent><br/
<hw>kand</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Mining)</fld> <def>Fluor spar; -- so called by Cornish miners.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kangaroo</ent><br/
<hw>kan"ga*roo"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Said to be the native name.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family <fam>Macropodid<ae/</fam>.  They inhabit <country>Australia</country>, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and feeble.  The giant kangaroo (<spn>Macropus major</spn>) is the largest species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total length.  The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus <gen>Dendrolagus</gen>, live in trees; the rock kangaroos, of the genus <gen>Petrogale</gen>, inhabit rocky situations; and the brush kangaroos, of the genus <gen>Halmaturus</gen>, inhabit wooded districts. See <er>Wallaby</er>.</def><br/
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<p><-- p. 809 --></p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kangaroo apple</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>the edible fruit of the Tasmanian plant <spn>Solanum aviculare</spn>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kangaroo grass</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>a perennial Australian forage grass (<spn>Anthistiria australis</spn>).</cd> -- <col><b>Kangaroo hare</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>the jerboa kangaroo. See under <er>Jerboa</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kangaroo mouse</b></col>. <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <cd>See <cref>Jumping mouse</cref>, under <er>Jumping</er>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>kangaroo rat</ent><br/
<hw>kangaroo rat</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A jumping rodent of the genus <gen>Dipodomys</gen> of the family <fam>Heteromyidae</fam>, which lives in arid regions of Mexico and the western U. S.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>An Australian mammal of the genus <gen>Notomys</gen>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>a small ratlike Australian kangaroo of the genus <gen>Potorous</gen>, also called the <altname>potoroo</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kangaroo's-foot</ent><br/
<hw>kangaroo's-foot</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A sedgelike spring-flowering herb (<spn>Anigozanthus manglesii</spn>) of Australia, having clustered flowers covered with woolly hairs.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kangaroo paw, kangaroo-foot plant, Australian sword lily, <spn>Anigozanthus manglesii</spn>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kansan</ent><br/
<hw>Kansan</hw> <pos>prop. a.</pos> <def>of or pertaining to Kansas.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kansan</ent><br/
<hw>Kansan</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>a resident of Kansas.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kansas</ent><br/
<hw>Kan"sas</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A state of the central United States, bordering the Mississippi River to the west.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kansas</ent><br/
<hw>Kan"sas</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>prop. n. pl.</pos> <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>A tribe of Indians allied to the Winnebagoes and Osages. They formerly inhabited the region which is now the State of Kansas, but were removed to the Indian Territory.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kant</ent><br/
<hw>Kant</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def><person>Immanuel <etsep>Kant</etsep></person>, a German philosopher (1724-1804).</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Immanuel Kant.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kantian</ent><br/
<hw>Kant"i*an</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to <person>Immanuel <etsep>Kant</etsep></person>, the German philosopher; conformed or relating to any or all of the philosophical doctrines of <person>Immanuel Kant</person>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kantian</ent><br/
<hw>Kant"i*an</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A follower of Kant; a Kantist.</def></p>

<p><ent>Kantism</ent><br/
<ent>Kantianism</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kant"i*an*ism</hw>, <hw>Kant"ism</hw>  }</mhw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The doctrine or theory of Kant; the Kantian philosophy.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kantist</ent><br/
<hw>Kant"ist</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A disciple or follower of Kant.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kanttry</ent><br/
<hw>Kant"try</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Cantred</er>.</def></p>

<p><ent>Kaoline</ent><br/
<ent>Kaolin</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ka"o*lin</hw>, <hw>Ka"o*line</hw>  }</mhw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Chin. <ets>kao-ling</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the decomposition of common feldspar.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which endure the fire without discoloration.</note><br/
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<p><ent>Kaolinization</ent><br/
<hw>Ka`o*lin`i*za"tion</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The process by which feldspar is changed into kaolin.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaolinize</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"o*lin*ize</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To convert into kaolin.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kapelle</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka*pel"le</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[G.]</ety> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A chapel; hence, the choir or orchestra of a prince's chapel; now, a musical establishment, usually orchestral.</def>  <rj><au>Grove.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kapellmeister</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka*pell"meis`ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[G.]</ety> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>See <er>Capellmeister</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kapia</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"pi*a</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Native name.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>The fossil resin of the kauri tree of New Zealand.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kapnomar</ent><br/
<hw>Kap"no*mar</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>See <er>Capnomor</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kapok</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*pok"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Prob. fr. the native name.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A silky wool derived from the seeds of <spn>Ceiba pentandra</spn> (syn. <spn>Eriodendron anfractuosum</spn>), a bombaceous tree of the East and West Indies.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karagane</ent><br/
<hw>Kar"a*gane</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Russ. <ets>karagan'</ets>]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A species of gray fox found in Russia.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karaism</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"ra*ism</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Doctrines of the Karaites.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karaite</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"ra*ite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Heb. <ets>q<amac/r<amac/</ets> to read.]</ety> <fld>(Eccl. Hist.)</fld> <def>A sect of Jews who adhere closely to the letter of the Scriptures, rejecting the oral law, and allowing the Talmud no binding authority; -- opposed to the <contr>Rabbinists</contr>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karakul</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka`ra*kul"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>prop. n.</pos> <ety>[Russ. <ets>karakul'</ets> curly fleece of Bokhara and Khiva sheep.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A type of Astrakhan, esp. in fine grades, obtained from the Karakul sheep.  See sense 2 and cf. <er>Caracul</er>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia, bearing a soft curly fleece that is black in the young lambs, but which grows brown or gray when adult; the lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur.</def> <wns>[wns=1]</wns><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> broadtail, caracul.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A large lake in the Pamirs of Central Asia, lying 13,200 feet above sea level.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karat</ent><br/
<hw>Karat</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75 2.122e-314old; 24-karat gold is pure gold.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> carat.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karatas</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*ra"tas</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A West Indian plant of the Pineapple family (<spn>Nidularium Karatas</spn>).</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>karate</ent><br/
<hw>ka*ra"te</hw> <pr>(k<aum/*r<aum/"t<asl/)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Japanese, <tr>empty hand</tr>.]</ety> <def>a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat; sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karenic</ent><br/
<ent>Karen</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>Karen</hw>, <hw>Karenic</hw></mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A language spoken in the Thai-Burmese borderlands.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karma</ent><br/
<hw>Kar"ma</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Skr.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Buddhism, Hinduism)</fld> <def>One's acts considered as fixing one's lot in the future existence.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Theos.)</fld> <def>The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect, especially the principle by which a person is rewarded or punished in a subsequent incarnation for deeds in the previous incarnation; the theory of inevitable consequence.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>One's destiny; fate.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Mysticism)</fld> <def>The supposed non-physical emanations that a person gives off, which may affect other people; vibrations.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karmathian</ent><br/
<hw>Kar*ma"thi*an</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One of an Islamic sect founded in the ninth century by Karmat.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karn</ent><br/
<hw>Karn</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cornish.  Cf. <er>Cairn</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Mining)</fld> <def>A pile of rocks; sometimes, the solid rock. See <er>Cairn</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karob</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"rob</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Carat</er>.]</ety> <def>The twenty-fourth part of a grain; -- a weight used by goldsmiths.</def>  <rj><au>Crabb.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaross</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*ross"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Native name.]</ety> <def>A native garment or rug of skin sewed together in the form of a square.</def> <mark>[South Africa]</mark></p>

<p><q>The wants of a native . . . are confined to a <qex>kaross</qex> (skin cloak) or some pieces of cotton cloth.</q>  <rj><qau>James Bryce.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karpholite</ent><br/
<hw>Kar"pho*lite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ rice straw + <ets>-lite</ets>: cf. F. <ets>carpholithe</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A fibrous mineral occurring in tufts of a straw-yellow color. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and manganese.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karroo</ent><br/
<hw>Kar*roo"</hw> <pr>(k<adot/r*r<oomac/")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Karroos</plw> <pr>(k<adot/r*r<oomac/z")</pr>.</plu> <def>One of the dry table-lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations.</def> <altsp>[Also <asp>karoo</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><mcol><col><b>The Great Karroo</b></col>, <it>or</it> <col><b>The Karroo</b></col></mcol>, <cd>a vast plateau, in Cape Colony, stretching through five degrees of longitude, at an elevation of about 3,000 feet.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karstenite</ent><br/
<hw>Kar"sten*ite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Anhydrite</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karvel</ent><br/
<hw>Kar"vel</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <def>See <er>Carvel</er>, and <er>Caravel</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karyokinesis</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kar"y*o*ki*ne`sis</hw> <pr>(k<acr/r`<icr/*<osl/*k<isl/*n<emac/"s<icr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <grk>ka`ryon</grk> a nut, kernel + <grk>kinei^n</grk> to move.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>The indirect division of cells in which, prior to division of the cell protoplasm, complicated changes take place in the nucleus, attended with movement of the nuclear fibrils; -- opposed to <contr>karyostenosis</contr>. The nucleus becomes enlarged and convoluted, and finally the threads are separated into two groups which ultimately become disconnected and constitute the <xex>daughter nuclei</xex>. Called also <altname>mitosis</altname>. See <cref>Cell development</cref>, under <er>Cell</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The changes that occur in the nucleus of a cell, especially movements of the chromosomes, in the process of cell division.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karyokinetic</ent><br/
<hw>Kar`y*o*ki*net"ic</hw> <pr>(k<acr/r`<icr/*<osl/*k<isl/*n<ecr/t"<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Of or pertaining to karyokinesis; <as>as, <ex>karyokinetic</ex> changes of cell division</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karyomiton</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kar`y*om"i*ton</hw> <pr>(k<acr/r`<icr/*<ocr/m"<icr/*t<ocr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., Gr. <grk>ka`ryon</grk> a nut + <grk>mi`tos</grk> a thread.]</ety> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>The reticular network of fine fibers, of which the <xex>nucleus</xex> of a cell is in part composed; -- in opposition to <contr>kytomiton</contr>, or the network in the <xex>body</xex> of the cell.</def>  <rj><au>W. Flemming.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>karyoplasma</ent><br/
<ent>karyoplasm</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>kar`y*o*plas"m</hw> <pr>(k<acr/r`<icr/*<osl/*pl<acr/z"'m)</pr>, <hw>kar`y*o*plas"ma</hw></mhw> <pr>(k<acr/r`<icr/*<osl/*pl<acr/z"m<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <grk>ka`ryon</grk> a nut + <grk>pla`sma</grk> a thing molded.]</ety> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>The protoplasmic substance of the nucleus of a cell; nucleoplasm; -- in opposition to <contr>cytoplasm</contr>, the protoplasm of the cell.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karyostenosis</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kar`y*o*ste*no"sis</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <grk>ka`ryon</grk> a nut, kernel + <?/ a being straitened.]</ety> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Direct cell division (in which there is first a simple division of the nucleus, without any changes in its structure, followed by division of the protoplasm of the cell); -- in opposition to <contr>karyokinesis</contr>.</def> <br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Karyostenotic</ent><br/
<hw>Kar`y*o*ste*not"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Pertaining to, or connected with, karyostenosis; <as>as, the <ex>karyostenotic</ex> mode of nuclear division</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kasack</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*sack"</hw> <pr>(k<acr/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Cossack</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kat</ent><br/
<hw>Kat</hw> <pr>(k<aum/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>An Arabian shrub (<spn>Catha edulis</spn>) the leaves of which are used as tea by the Arabs.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>katabolic</ent><br/
<hw>kat`a*bol"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>Of or pertaining to catabolism; same as <er>catabolic</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> + <source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Katabolism</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*tab"o*lism</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ down + <?/ to throw.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>Destructive or downward metabolism; regressive metamorphism; same as <er>catabolism</er> (now the more common spelling); -- opposed to <contr>anabolism</contr>. See <er>Disassimilation</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Katastate</ent><br/
<hw>Kat"a*state</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. (<?/) down + (<?/) to cause to stand.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld>  <def>A substance formed by a catabolic process; -- opposed to <contr>anastate</contr>. See <er>catabolic</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kate</ent><br/
<hw>Kate</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The brambling finch.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>katharsis</ent><br/
<hw>katharsis</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>purging of emotional tensions; -- usually spelled <asp>catharsis</asp>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> catharsis, abreaction.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kathetal</ent><br/
<hw>Kath"e*tal</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ a perpendicular line. See <er>Cathetus</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Math.)</fld> <def>Making a right angle; perpendicular, as two lines or two sides of a triangle, which include a right angle.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kathetometer</ent><br/
<hw>Kath`e*tom"e*ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Cathetometer</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Katsuwonidae</ent><br/
<hw>Katsuwonidae</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A natural family of fish which in some classifications is considered a separate family comprising the oceanic bonitos.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> family <fam>Kasuwonidae</fam>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Katsuwonus</ent><br/
<hw>Katsuwonus</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A genus of oceanic bonitos; in some classifications it is placed in its own family <fam>Katsuwonidae</fam>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Katsuwonus</gen>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kattimundoo</ent><br/
<hw>Kat`ti*mun"doo</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A caoutchouc-like substance obtained from the milky juice of the East Indian <spn>Euphorbia Kattimundoo</spn>. It is used as a cement.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Katydid</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"ty*did`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (<spn>Cyrtophyllus concavus</spn>) of the family <fam>Locustid<ae/</fam>, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination <xex>Katy-did</xex>, whence the name.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kauri</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ka"u*ri</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Native name.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A tall coniferous tree of New Zealand <spn>Agathis australis</spn>, <it>or</it> <spn>Dammara australis</spn>), having white straight-grained wood furnishing valuable timber and also yielding one kind of <prod>dammar resin</prod>.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kaudi</asp>, <asp>kaury</asp>, <asp>cowdie</asp>, and <asp>cowrie</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kauri</ent><br/
<hw>Kau"ri</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Kauri resin.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <specif>By extension,</specif> <def>any of various species of <gen>Dammara</gen>; <as>as, the red <ex>kauri</ex> (<spn>Dammara lanceolata</spn>)</as>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kauri copal</ent><br/
<ent>Kauri gum</ent><br/
<ent>Kauri resin</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kauri resin</hw>, <hw>Kauri gum</hw>, <it>or</it>  <hw>Kauri copal</hw> }</mhw>. <def>A resinous product of the <prodby>kauri</prodby>, found in the form of yellow or brown lumps in the ground where the trees have grown. It is used for making varnish, and as a substitute for amber.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kaury</ent><br/
<hw>kaury</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>kauri</er>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kauri, <spn>Agathis australis</spn>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kava</ent><br/
<hw>Ka"va</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Polynesian.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A species of <gen>Macropiper</gen> (<spn>Macropiper methysticum</spn>), the long pepper, from the root of which an intoxicating beverage is made by the Polynesians, by a process of mastication; also, the beverage itself.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kawa</asp>, <asp>kava</asp>, and <asp>ava</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kavass</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*vass"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it></plu> <plw>Kavasses</plw> <pr>(#)</pr> <ety>[Turk. <ets>k<amac/vv<amac/s</ets>]</ety> <def>An armed constable; also, a government servant or courier.</def> <mark>[Turkey]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaw</ent><br/
<hw>Kaw</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i. & n.</pos> <def>See <er>Caw</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kawaka</ent><br/
<hw>Ka*wa"ka</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>a New Zealand tree, the Cypress cedar (<spn>Libocedrus Doniana</spn>), having a valuable, fine-grained, reddish wood.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kawn</ent><br/
<hw>Kawn</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An inn.</def> <mark>[Turkey]</mark> <see>See <er>Khan</er>.</see><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kayak</ent><br/
<hw>Kay"ak</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A light canoe, made of skins stretched over a frame, and usually capable of carrying but one person, who sits amidships and uses a double-bladed paddle. It is peculiar to the Eskimos and other Arctic tribes.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kayaker</ent><br/
<hw>Kay"ak*er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who uses a kayak.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kayko</ent><br/
<hw>Kay"ko</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The dog salmon.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kayles</ent><br/
<hw>Kayles</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[Akin to Dan. <ets>kegle</ets>, Sw. <ets>kegla</ets>, D. & G. <ets>kegel</ets>, OHG. <ets>kegil</ets>, whence F. <ets>quille</ets>.]</ety> <def>A game; ninepins.</def> <mark>[Prov Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Carew.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kaynard</ent><br/
<hw>Kay"nard</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>cagnard</ets>.]</ety> <def>A lazy or cowardly person; a rascal.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kazoo</ent><br/
<hw>ka*zoo"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Etymol. uncertain.]</ety> <def>A kind of toy or rude musical instrument, as a tube inside of which is a stretched string or membrane made to vibrate by singing or humming into the tube.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kea</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"a</hw> <pr>(k<amac/"<adot/; <it>colloq.</it> k<emac/"<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Maori.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A large New Zealand parrot (<spn>Nestor notabilis</spn>), notorious for having acquired the habit of killing sheep; -- called also <altname>mountain parrot</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kebob</ent><br/
<ent>kebab</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>kebab</hw>, <hw>kebob</hw></mhw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>kabab</er> and <er>kabob</er>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keck</ent><br/
<hw>Keck</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/k)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kecked</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kecking</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[Cf. dial. G. <ets>k<oum/cken</ets>, <ets>k<oum/ken</ets>.]</ety> <def>To heave or to retch, as in an effort to vomit.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark>  <rj><au>Swift.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keck</ent><br/
<hw>Keck</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An effort to vomit; queasiness.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keckle</ent><br/
<hw>Kec"kle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i. & n.</pos> <def>See <er>Keck</er>, <pos>v. i. & n.</pos></def><br/
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<p><ent>Keckle</ent><br/
<hw>Kec"kle</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Keckled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Keckling</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>.]</vmorph> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>To wind old rope around, as a cable, to preserve its surface from being fretted, or to wind iron chains around, to defend from the friction of a rocky bottom, or from the ice.</def>  <rj><au>Totten.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keckling</ent><br/
<hw>Kec"kling</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Old rope or iron chains wound around a cable. See <er>Keckle</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos></def><br/
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<p><ent>Kecklish</ent><br/
<hw>Kec"klish</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[From <ets>keck</ets>, <ets>keckle</ets>.]</ety> <def>Inclined to vomit; squeamish.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark>  <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kecksy</ent><br/
<hw>Keck"sy</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kecksies</plw> <pr>(-s<icr/z)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[Properly pl. of <ets>kex</ets>. See <er>Kex</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kex</asp>, and in <pluf>pl.</pluf>, <asp>kecks</asp>, <asp>kaxes</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><q>Nothing teems<br/
But hateful docks, rough thistles, <qex>kecksies</qex>, burs.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kecky</ent><br/
<hw>Keck"y</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Resembling a kecksy.</def>  <rj><au>Grew.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keddah</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ked"dah</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Malay <ets>kedah</ets>, fr. Ar. <ets>qadah</ets> hole.]</ety> <def>An inclosure constructed to entrap wild elephants; an elephant trap.</def> <mark>[India]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kedge</ent><br/
<hw>Kedge</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/j)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kedged</conjf> <pr>(k<ecr/jd)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kedging</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[Cf. dial. Sw. <ets>keka</ets> to tug, to drag one's self slowly forward; or perh. fr. <ets>ked</ets>, and <ets>kedge</ets>, <pos>n.</pos>, for <ets>keg anchor</ets>, named from the <ets>keg</ets> or cask fastened to the anchor to show where it lies.]</ety> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kedge</ent><br/
<hw>Kedge</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Kedge</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed with. See <er>Kedge</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>, and <er>Anchor</er>, <pos>n.</pos></def><br/
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<p><ent>Kedger</ent><br/
<hw>Kedg"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A small anchor; a kedge.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kedlock</ent><br/
<hw>Ked"lock</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/d"l<ocr/k)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. dial. G. <ets>k<oum/ddik</ets>, <ets>k<uum/dik</ets>, <ets>kettich</ets>, <ets>keek</ets>, Dan. <ets>kidike</ets>, E. <ets>charlock</ets>, and AS. <ets>cedelc</ets> the herb mercury.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>See <er>Charlock</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kee</ent><br/
<hw>Kee</hw> <pr>(k<emac/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> of Cow. <ety>[AS. <ets>c<ymac/</ets>, pl. of <ets>c<umac/</ets> cow. See <er>Kine</er>.]</ety> <def>See <er>Kie</er>, <er>Ky</er>, and <er>Kine</er>.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Gay.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keech</ent><br/
<hw>Keech</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Prov. E. <ets>keech</ets> a cake.]</ety> <def>A mass or lump of fat rolled up by the butcher.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keel</ent><br/
<hw>Keel</hw> <pr>(k<emac/l)</pr>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>c<emac/lan</ets> to cool, fr. <ets>c<omac/l</ets> cool. See <er>Cool</er>.]</ety> <def>To cool; to skim or stir.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>While greasy Joan doth <qex>keel</qex> the pot.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keel</ent><br/
<hw>Keel</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A brewer's cooling vat; a keelfat.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keel</ent><br/
<hw>Keel</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. AS. <ets>ce<oacute/l</ets> ship; akin to D. & G. <ets>kiel</ets> keel, OHG. <ets>chiol</ets> ship, Icel. <ets>kj<omac/ll</ets>, and perh. to Gr. <grk>gay^los</grk> a round-built Ph<oe/nician merchant vessel, <grk>gaylo`s</grk> bucket; cf. Skr. <ets>g<omac/la</ets> ball, round water vessel. But the meaning of the English word seems to come from Icel. <ets>kj<oum/lr</ets> keel, akin to Sw. <ets>k<oum/l</ets>, Dan. <ets>kj<oum/l</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Shipbuilding)</fld> <def>A longitudinal timber, or series of timbers scarfed together, extending from stem to stern along the bottom of a vessel. It is the principal timber of the vessel, and, by means of the ribs attached on each side, supports the vessel's frame. In an iron vessel, a combination of plates supplies the place of the keel of a wooden ship. See <xex>Illust.</xex> of <er>Keelson</er>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Fig.: The whole ship.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A barge or lighter, used on the Tyne for carrying coal from Newcastle; also, a barge load of coal, twenty-one tons, four cwt.</def> <mark>[Eng.]</mark><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The two lowest petals of the corolla of a papilionaceous flower, united and inclosing the stamens and pistil; a carina. See <er>Carina</er>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Nat. Hist.)</fld> <def>A projecting ridge along the middle of a flat or curved surface.</def><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Aeronautics)</fld> <def>In a dirigible, a construction similar in form and use to a ship's keel; in an a<eum/roplane, a fin or fixed surface employed to increase stability and to hold the machine to its course.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Bilge keel</b></col> <fld>(Naut.)</fld>, <cd>a keel peculiar to ironclad vessels, extending only a portion of the length of the vessel under the bilges.</cd> <au>Ham. Nav. Encyc.</au> -- <col><b>False keel</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>False</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Keel boat</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>A covered freight boat, with a keel, but no sails, used on Western rivers.</cd> <mark>[U. S.]</mark> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>A low, flat-bottomed freight boat. See <er>Keel</er>, <pos>n.</pos>, 3.</cd> -- <col><b>Keel piece</b></col>, <cd>one of the timbers or sections of which a keel is composed.</cd> -- <col><b>On even keel</b></col>, <cd>in a level or horizontal position, so that the draught of water at the stern and the bow is the same.</cd> <au>Ham. Nav. Encyc.</au> -- <col><b>On an even keel</b></col> <pos>a. & adv.</pos>, <cd>steady; balanced; steadily.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Keel</ent><br/
<hw>Keel</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Keeled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Keeling</conjf>.]</vmorph> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To traverse with a keel; to navigate.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To turn up the keel; to show the bottom.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>To keel over</b></col>, <cd>to upset; to capsize.</cd> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Keelage</ent><br/
<hw>Keel"age</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>guillage</ets>, fr. <ets>guille</ets> keel; of German or Scand origin. See 3d <er>Keel</er>.]</ety> <def>The right of demanding a duty or toll for a ship entering a port; also, the duty or toll.</def>  <rj><au>Bouvier. Wharton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keeled</ent><br/
<hw>Keeled</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Keel-shaped; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; <as>as, a <ex>keeled</ex> leaf</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Having a median ridge; carinate; <as>as, a <ex>keeled</ex> scale</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keeler</ent><br/
<hw>Keel"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See 3d <er>Keel</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One employed in managing a Newcastle keel; -- called also <altname>keelman</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A small or shallow tub; esp., one used for holding materials for calking ships, or one used for washing dishes, etc.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keelfat</ent><br/
<hw>Keel"fat`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Keel</ets> to cool + <ets>fat</ets> a large tub, a vat.]</ety> <fld>(Brewing)</fld> <def>A cooler; a vat for cooling wort, etc.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>keelvat</asp>.]</altsp>  <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keelhaul</ent><br/
<hw>Keel"haul`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Keelhauled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Keelhauling</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[<ets>3d keel</ets> + <ets>haul</ets>: cf. LG. & D. <ets>kielhalen</ets>, G. <ets>kielholen</ets>. ]</ety> <altsp>[Written also <asp>keelhale</asp>.]</altsp> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms on each side. It was formerly practiced as a punishment in the Dutch and English navies.</def>  <rj><au>Totten.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keeling</ent><br/
<hw>Kee"ling</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Icel. <ets>keila</ets>, Sw. <ets>kolja</ets>, Dan. <ets>kulle</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A cod.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keelivine</ent><br/
<hw>Kee"li*vine</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Gael. <ets>cil</ets> ruddle.]</ety> <def>A pencil of black or red lead; -- called also <altname>keelyvine pen</altname>.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark>  <rj><au>Sir W. Scott.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keelman</ent><br/
<hw>Keel"man</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> -<plw>men</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <def>See <er>Keeler</er>, 1.</def><br/
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<p><ent>keel over</ent><br/
<hw>keel` o"ver</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To drop down in a faint, or as if dead; to die.</def> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark> <br/
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<p><ent>Keelrake</ent><br/
<hw>Keel"rake`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Keelhaul</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keels</ent><br/
<hw>Keels</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>Ninepins. See <er>Kayles</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keelson</ent><br/
<hw>Keel"son</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Akin to Sw. <ets>k<oum/lsvin</ets>, Dan. <ets>kj<oum/lsviin</ets>, G. <ets>kielschwein</ets>; apparently compounded of the words <ets>keel</ets> and <ets>swine</ets>; but cf. Norweg. <ets>kj<oum/lsvill</ets>, where <ets>svill</ets> is akin to E. <ets>sill</ets>, <pos>n.</pos> ]</ety> <fld>(Shipbuilding)</fld> <def>A piece of timber in a ship laid on the middle of the floor timbers over the keel, and binding the floor timbers to the keel; in iron vessels, a structure of plates, situated like the keelson of a timber ship.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Cross keelson</b></col>, <cd>a similar structure lying athwart the main keelson, to support the engines and boilers.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Keelvat</ent><br/
<hw>Keel"vat`</hw> <pr>(k<emac/l"v<acr/t`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Keelfat</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keen</ent><br/
<hw>Keen</hw> <pr>(k<emac/n)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <amorph>[<pos>Compar.</pos> <adjf>Keener</adjf> <pr>(k<emac/n"<etil/r)</pr>; <pos>superl.</pos> <adjf>Keenest</adjf>.]</amorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>kene</ets> sharp, bold, AS. <ets>c<emac/ne</ets> bold; akin to D. <ets>koen</ets>, OHG. <ets>kuoni</ets>, G. <ets>k<uum/hn</ets>, OSw. <ets>kyn</ets>, <ets>k<oum/n</ets>, Icel. <ets>k<ae/nn</ets>, for <ets>k<oe/nn</ets> wise; perh. akin to E. <ets>ken</ets>, <ets>can</ets> to be able. <root/45.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Sharp; having a fine edge or point; <as>as, a <ex>keen</ex> razor, or a razor with a <ex>keen</ex> edge</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>A bow he bare and arwes [arrows] bright and <qex>kene</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Chaucer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>That my <qex>keen</qex> knife see not the wound it makes.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness; <as>as, a man of <ex>keen</ex> understanding; a <ex>keen</ex> look; <ex>keen</ex> features.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>To make our wits more <qex>keen</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Before the <qex>keen</qex> inquiry of her thought.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; <as>as, <ex>keen</ex> satire or sarcasm</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Good father cardinal, cry thou amen<br/
To my <qex>keen</qex> curses.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc.; <as>as, a <ex>keen</ex> wind; the cold is very <ex>keen</ex>.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>Breasts the <qex>keen</qex> air, and carols as he goes.</q> <rj><qau>Goldsmith.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Eager; vehement; fierce; <as>as, a <ex>keen</ex> appetite</as>.</def> <ldquo/Of full <xex>kene</xex> will.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Piers Plowman.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>So <qex>keen</qex> and greedy to confound a man.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>Wonderful; delightful; marvelous; <as>as, that would be <ex>keen</ex></as>.</def> <mark>[slang]</mark><br/
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<p><note><hand/ <xex>Keen</xex> is often used in the composition of words, most of which are of obvious signification; as, <xex>keen</xex>-edged, <xex>keen</xex>-eyed, <xex>keen</xex>-sighted, <xex>keen</xex>-witted, etc.</note></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Prompt; eager; ardent; sharp; acute; cutting; penetrating; biting; severe; sarcastic; satirical; piercing; shrewd.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Keen</ent><br/
<hw>Keen</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To sharpen; to make cold.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>Cold winter <qex>keens</qex> the brightening flood.</q> <rj><qau>Thomson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keen</ent><br/
<hw>Keen</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ir. <ets>caoine</ets>.]</ety> <def>A prolonged wail for a deceased person.  Cf. <er>Coranach</er>.</def> <mark>[Ireland]</mark>  <rj><au>Froude.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keen</ent><br/
<hw>Keen</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To wail as a keener does.</def> <mark>[Ireland]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Keener</ent><br/
<hw>Keen"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A professional mourner who wails at a funeral.</def> <mark>[Ireland]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Keenly</ent><br/
<hw>Keen"ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In a keen manner.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keenness</ent><br/
<hw>Keen"ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality or state of being keen.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keep</ent><br/
<hw>Keep</hw> <pr>(k<emac/p)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kept</conjf> <pr>(k<ecr/pt)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Keeping</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>k<emac/pen</ets>, AS. <ets>c<emac/pan</ets> to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. <ets>copenere</ets> lover, OE. <ets>copnien</ets> to desire.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To care; to desire.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>I <qex>kepe</qex> not of armes for to yelp [boast].</q> <rj><qau>Chaucer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain.</def><br/
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<p><q>If we lose the field,<br/
We can not <qex>keep</qex> the town.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>That I may know what <qex>keeps</qex> me here with you.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>If we would weigh and <qex>keep</qex> in our minds what we are considering, that would instruct us.</q> <rj><qau>Locke.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor.</def><br/
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<p><q>His loyalty he <qex>kept</qex>, his love, his zeal.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q><qex>Keep</qex> a stiff rein, and move but gently on.</q> <rj><qau>Addison.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><note><hand/ In this sense it is often used with prepositions and adverbs, as to <xex>keep away</xex>, to <xex>keep down</xex>, to <xex>keep from</xex>, to <xex>keep in</xex>, <xex>out</xex>, or <xex>off</xex>, etc. <ldquo/To <xex>keep off</xex> impertinence and solicitation from his superior.<rdquo/</note>  <rj><au>Addison.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of.</def><br/
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<p><q>The crown of <persfn>Stephanus</persfn>, first king of Hungary, was always <qex>kept</qex> in the castle of Vicegrade.</q> <rj><qau>Knolles.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.</def><br/
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<p><q>Behold, I am with thee, and will <qex>keep</qex> thee.</q> <rj><qau>Gen. xxviii. 15.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.</def><br/
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<p><q>Great are thy virtues . . . though <qex>kept</qex> from man.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>7.</sn> <def>To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend.</def><br/
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<p><q>And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it and to <qex>keep</qex> it.</q> <rj><qau>Gen. ii. 15.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>In her girlish age, she <qex>kept</qex> sheep on the moor.</q> <rj><qau>Carew.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>8.</sn> <def>To record transactions, accounts, or events in; <as>as, to <ex>keep</ex> books, a journal, etc.</as>; also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book.</def><br/
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<p><sn>9.</sn> <def>To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; <as>as, to <ex>keep</ex> store</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Like a pedant that <qex>keeps</qex> a school.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Every one of them <qex>kept</qex> house by himself.</q> <rj><qau>Hayward.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>10.</sn> <def>To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; <as>as, to <ex>keep</ex> boarders</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>11.</sn> <def>To have in one's service; to have and maintain, as an assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, etc.</def><br/
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<p><q>I <qex>keep</qex> but three men and a boy.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>12.</sn> <def>To have habitually in stock for sale.</def><br/
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<p><sn>13.</sn> <def>To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; <as>as, to <ex>keep</ex> silence; to <ex>keep</ex> one's word; to <ex>keep</ex> possession.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>Both day and night did we <qex>keep</qex> company.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Within this portal as I <qex>kept</qex> my watch.</q> <rj><qau>Smollett.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>14.</sn> <def>To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to.</def><br/
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<p><q>I have <qex>kept</qex> the faith.</q> <rj><qau>2 Tim. iv. 7.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Him whom to love is to obey, and <qex>keep</qex><br/
His great command.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>15.</sn> <def>To confine one's self to; not to quit; to remain in; <as>as, to <ex>keep</ex> one's house, room, bed, etc.</as>; hence, to haunt; to frequent.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>'Tis hallowed ground;<br/
Fairies, and fawns, and satyrs do it <qex>keep</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>J. Fletcher.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>16.</sn> <def>To observe duly, as a festival, etc.; to celebrate; to solemnize; <as>as, to <ex>keep</ex> a feast</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>I went with them to the house of God . . . with a multitude that <qex>kept</qex> holyday.</q> <rj><qau>Ps. xlii. 4.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>To keep at arm's length</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Arm</er>, <pos>n.</pos></cd> -- <col><b>To keep back</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To reserve; to withhold.</cd> <ldquo/I will <xex>keep</xex> nothing <xex>back</xex> from you.<rdquo/ <au>Jer. xlii. 4.</au> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To restrain; to hold back.</cd> <ldquo/<xex>Keep back</xex> thy servant also from presumptuous sins.<rdquo/  <au>Ps. xix. 13.</au> -- <col><b>To keep company with</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To frequent the society of; to associate with; <as>as, let youth <ex>keep company with</ex> the wise and good</as>.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To accompany; to go with; <as>as, to <ex>keep company with</ex> one on a voyage</as>; also, to pay court to, or accept attentions from, with a view to marriage.</cd> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark> -- <col><b>To keep counsel</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Counsel</er>, <pos>n.</pos></cd> -- <col><b>To keep down</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To hold in subjection; to restrain; to hinder.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Fine Arts)</fld> <cd>To subdue in tint or tone, as a portion of a picture, so that the spectator's attention may not be diverted from the more important parts of the work.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>To keep good hours</b></col>  <it>or</it> <col><b>To keep bad hours</b></col></mcol>, <cd>to be customarily early (or late) in returning home or in retiring to rest.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep house</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To occupy a separate house or establishment, as with one's family, as distinguished from <contr>boarding</contr>; to manage domestic affairs.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Eng. Bankrupt Law)</fld> <cd>To seclude one's self in one's house in order to evade the demands of creditors.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep one's hand in</b></col>, <cd>to keep in practice.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep open house</b></col>, <cd>to be hospitable.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep the peace</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>to avoid or to prevent a breach of the peace.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep school</b></col>, <cd>to govern, manage and instruct or teach a school, as a preceptor.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep a stiff upper lip</b></col>, <cd>to keep up one's courage.</cd> <mark>[Slang]</mark> -- <col><b>To keep term</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <fld>(Eng. Universities)</fld> <cd>To reside during a term.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Inns of Court)</fld> <cd>To eat a sufficient number of dinners in hall to make the term count for the purpose of being called to the bar.</cd> <mark>[Eng.]</mark> <au>Mozley & W.</au> -- <col><b>To keep touch</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Touch</er>, <pos>n.</pos></cd> -- <col><b>To keep under</b></col>, <cd>to hold in subjection; hence, to oppress.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep up</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To maintain; to prevent from falling or diminution; <as>as, to <ex>keep up</ex> the price of goods; to <ex>keep up</ex> one's credit</as>.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To maintain; to continue; to prevent from ceasing.</cd> <ldquo/In joy, that which <xex>keeps up</xex> the action is the desire to continue it.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Locke.</au></rj></cs></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To retain; detain; reserve; preserve; hold; restrain; maintain; sustain; support; withhold.</syn> -- To <er>Keep</er>. <usage> <er>Retain</er>, <er>Preserve</er>. <xex>Keep</xex> is the generic term, and is often used where <xex>retain</xex> or <xex>preserve</xex> would too much restrict the meaning; as, to <xex>keep</xex> silence, etc. <xex>Retain</xex> denotes that we <xex>keep</xex> or <xex>hold</xex> things, as against influences which might deprive us of them, or reasons which might lead us to give them up; as, to <xex>retain</xex> vivacity in old age; to <xex>retain</xex> counsel in a lawsuit; to <xex>retain</xex> one's servant after a reverse of fortune. <xex>Preserve</xex> denotes that we keep a thing against agencies which might lead to its being destroyed or broken in upon; as, to <xex>preserve</xex> one's health; to <xex>preserve</xex> appearances.</usage><br/
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<p><ent>Keep</ent><br/
<hw>Keep</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; <as>as, to <ex>keep</ex> at a distance; to <ex>keep</ex> aloft; to <ex>keep</ex> near; to <ex>keep</ex> in the house; to <ex>keep</ex> before or behind; to <ex>keep</ex> in favor; to <ex>keep</ex> out of company, or out reach.</as></def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.</def><br/
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<p><q>If the malt be not thoroughly dried, the ale it makes will not <qex>keep</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Mortimer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.</def> <mark>[Now disused except locally or colloquially.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>Knock at his study, where, they say, he <qex>keeps</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q><qex>Keep</qex> that the lusts choke not the word of God that is in us.</q> <rj><qau>Tyndale.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To be in session; <as>as, school <ex>keeps</ex> to-day</as>.</def> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>To keep from</b></col>, <cd>to abstain or refrain from.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep in with</b></col>, <cd>to keep on good terms with; <as>as, <ex>to keep in with</ex> an opponent</as>.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep on</b></col>, <cd>to go forward; to proceed; to continue to advance.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep to</b></col>, <cd>to adhere strictly to; not to neglect or deviate from; <as>as, <ex>to keep to</ex> old customs; <ex>to keep to</ex> a rule; <ex>to keep to</ex> one's word or promise</as>.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep up</b></col>, <cd>to remain unsubdued; also, not to be confined to one's bed.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Keep</ent><br/
<hw>Keep</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.</def>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>Pan, thou god of shepherds all,<br/
Which of our tender lambkins takest <qex>keep</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; <as>as, to be in good <ex>keep</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; <as>as, the <ex>keep</ex> of a horse</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Grass equal to the <qex>keep</qex> of seven cows.</q> <rj><qau>Carlyle.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>I performed some services to the college in return for my <qex>keep</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>T. Hughes.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the dungeon. See <xex>Illust.</xex> of <er>Castle</er>.</def><br/
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<p><q>The prison strong,<br/
Within whose <qex>keep</qex> the captive knights were laid.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>The lower chambers of those gloomy <qex>keeps</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Hallam.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>I think . . . the <qex>keep</qex>, or principal part of a castle, was so called because the lord and his domestic circle <qex>kept</qex>, abode, or lived there.</q> <rj><qau>M. A. Lower.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>That which is kept in charge; a charge.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>Often he used of his <qex>keep</qex><br/
A sacrifice to bring.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Mach.)</fld> <def>A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>To take keep</b></col>, <cd>to take care; to heed.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <au>Chaucer.</au></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Keeper</ent><br/
<hw>Keep"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; <as>as, the <ex>keeper</ex> of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc.; the <ex>keeper</ex> of attached property;</as></def> <specif>hence,</specif> <def>one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver.</def><br/
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<p><q>The Lord is thy <qex>keeper</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Ps. cxxi. 6.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>One who remains or keeps in a place or position.</def><br/
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<p><q>Discreet; chaste; <qex>keepers</qex> at home.</q> <rj><qau>Titus ii. 5.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place;</def> <specif>as:</specif> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger.</def> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap.</def><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>A fruit that keeps well; <as>as, the Roxbury Russet is a good <ex>keeper</ex></as>.</def> <specif>Hence:</specif> <def>Anything perishable that remains in good condition longer than usual.</def> <rj><au> Downing.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>7.</sn> <def>An iron bar that is placed on the poles of a horseshoe magnet, and held in place there by the magnetic force, to preserve the strength of the magnet when not in use.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Keeper of the forest</b></col> <fld>(O. Eng. Law)</fld>, <cd>an officer who had the principal government of all things relating to the forest.</cd> -- <col><b>Keeper of the great seal</b></col>, <cd>a high officer of state, who has custody of the great seal. The office is now united with that of lord chancellor.</cd> <mark>[Eng.]</mark> -- <col><b>Keeper of the King's conscience</b></col>, <cd>the lord chancellor; -- a name given when the chancellor was an ecclesiastic.</cd> <mark>[Eng.]</mark> -- <col><b>Keeper of the privy seal</b></col> (styled also <altname>lord privy seal</altname>), <cd>a high officer of state, through whose hands pass all charters, pardons, etc., before they come to the great seal. He is a privy councillor, and was formerly called <altname>clerk of the privy seal</altname>.</cd> <mark>[Eng.]</mark> -- <col><b>Keeper of a magnet</b></col>, <cd>a piece of iron which connects the two poles, for the purpose of keeping the magnetic power undiminished; an armature; called also <altname>keeper</altname>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Keepership</ent><br/
<hw>Keep"er*ship</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The office or position of a keeper.</def>  <rj><au>Carew.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keeping</ent><br/
<hw>Keep"ing</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.</def><br/
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<p><q>His happiness is in his own <qex>keeping</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>South.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Maintenance; support; provision; feed; <as>as, the cattle have good <ex>keeping</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>The work of many hands, which earns my <qex>keeping</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; <as>as, these subjects are in <ex>keeping</ex> with each other; his levity is not in <ex>keeping</ex> with the seriousness of the occasion</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Paint.)</fld> <def>Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; <as>as, the foreground of this painting is not in <ex>keeping</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Keeping room</b></col>, <cd>a family sitting room.</cd> <mark>[New Eng. & Prov. Eng.]</mark></cs></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Care; guardianship; custody; possession.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Keepsake</ent><br/
<hw>Keep"sake`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Anything kept, or given to be kept, for the sake of the giver; a token of friendship.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keesh</ent><br/
<hw>Keesh</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kish</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keeve</ent><br/
<hw>Keeve</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>c<?/f</ets>, fr. L. <ets>cupa</ets> a tub, cask; also, F. <ets>cuve</ets>.  Cf. <er>Kive</er>, <er>Coop</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Brewing)</fld> <def>A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.</def>  <rj><au>Ure.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bleaching)</fld> <def>A bleaching vat; a kier.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Mining)</fld> <def>A large vat used in dressing ores.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keeve</ent><br/
<hw>Keeve</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Keeved</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Keeving</conjf>.]</vmorph> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To heave; to tilt, as a cart.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Keever</ent><br/
<hw>Keev"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Keeve</er>, <pos>n.</pos></def><br/
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<p><ent>Keffe-kil</ent><br/
<hw>Kef"fe-kil</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>See <er>Kiefekil</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kefir</ent><br/
<hw>Kef"ir</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/f"<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An effervescent liquor like kumiss, made from fermented milk, used as a food and as a medicine in the northern Caucasus.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Ke*fir"ic</wf> <pr>(k<ecr/*f<icr/r"<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos></wordforms><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A sour fermented milk drink, used in various regions of Asia, made by addition of <gen>Streptococcus</gen> or <gen>Lactobacillus</gen> cultures to cow's or goat's milk; it is considered by some as a form of yoghurt.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kefir grains</ent><br/
<hw>Kefir grains</hw>. <def>Small hard yellowish aggregations found in the Caucasus region, and containing various yeasts and bacteria. They are used as a ferment in preparing kefir.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keg</ent><br/
<hw>Keg</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/g)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Earlier <ets>cag</ets>, Icel. <ets>kaggi</ets>; akin to Sw. <ets>kagge</ets>.]</ety> <def>A small cask or barrel.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keilhauite</ent><br/
<hw>Keil"hau*ite</hw> <pr>(k<imac/l"hou*<imac/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A mineral of a brownish black color, related to titanite in form. It consists chiefly of silica, titanium dioxide, lime, and yttria.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keir</ent><br/
<hw>Keir</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kier</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keitloa</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Keit*lo"a</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Native name.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A black, two-horned, African rhinoceros (<spn>Atelodus keitloa</spn>). It has the posterior horn about as long as the anterior one, or even longer.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keld</ent><br/
<hw>Keld</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Cavl</er>.]</ety> <def>Having a kell or covering; webbed.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Drayton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kele</ent><br/
<hw>Kele</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Keel</er> to cool.]</ety> <def>To cool.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kell</ent><br/
<hw>Kell</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kiln.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kell</ent><br/
<hw>Kell</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[A modification of <ets>kale</ets>.]</ety> <def>A sort of pottage; kale. See <er>Kale</er>, 2.</def>  <rj><au>Ainsworth.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kell</ent><br/
<hw>Kell</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Caul</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The caul; that which covers or envelops as a caul; a net; a fold; a film.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>I'll have him cut to the <qex>kell</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Beau. & Fl.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The cocoon or chrysalis of an insect.</def>  <rj><au> B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keloid</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"loid</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <altsp>[Also spelled <asp>cheloid</asp>.]</altsp> <ety>[F. <ets>k<eacute/lo<ium/de</ets>, from Gr. <grk>chhlh`</grk> crab's claw + <ets>-oid</ets>: cf. F. <ets>k<eacute/lo<ium/de</ets>, <ets>ch<eacute/lo<ium/de</ets>.]</ety>  <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin, or to keloid scar tissue.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keloid</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"loid</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <altsp>[Also spelled <asp>cheloid</asp>.]</altsp> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A keloid tumor.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An abnormally large scar tissue growing at the site of a cut or surgical incision.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kelotomy</ent><br/
<hw>Ke*lot"o*my</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>See <er>Celotomy</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kelp</ent><br/
<hw>Kelp</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/lp)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Formerly <ets>kilpe</ets>; of unknown origin.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The calcined ashes of seaweed, -- formerly much used in the manufacture of glass, now used in the manufacture of iodine.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Any large blackish seaweed.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ <gen>Laminaria</gen> is the common kelp of Great Britain; <spn>Macrocystis pyrifera</spn> and <spn>Nereocystis Lutkeana</spn> are the great kelps of the Pacific Ocean.</note><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kelp crab</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a California spider crab (<spn>Epialtus productus</spn>), found among seaweeds, which it resembles in color.</cd> -- <col><b>Kelp salmon</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a serranoid food fish (<spn>Serranus clathratus</spn>) of California. See <er>Cabrilla</er>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Kelpfish</ent><br/
<hw>Kelp"fish`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A small California food fish (<spn>Heterostichus rostratus</spn>), living among kelp. The name is also applied to species of the genus <gen>Platyglossus</gen>.</def></p>

<p><ent>Kelpy</ent><br/
<ent>Kelpie</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kel"pie</hw>, <hw>Kel"py</hw>  }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kelpies</plw> <pr>(#)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[Cf. Gael. <ets>cailpeach</ets>, <ets>calpach</ets>, <ets>colpach</ets>, a heifer, steer, colt, <ets>colpa</ets> a cow or horse.]</ety> <fld>(Scotch Myth.)</fld> <def>An imaginary spirit of the waters, horselike in form, vulgarly believed to warn, by preternatural noises and lights, those who are to be drowned.</def>  <rj><au>Jamieson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kelpware</ent><br/
<hw>Kelp"ware`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Kelp</er>, 2.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kelson</ent><br/
<hw>Kel"son</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Keelson</er>.</def>  <rj><au>Sir W. Raleigh.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kelt</ent><br/
<hw>Kelt</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kilt</er>, <pos>n.</pos></def>  <rj><au>Jamieson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kelt</ent><br/
<hw>Kelt</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Icel. <ets>kult</ets> quilt.]</ety> <def>Cloth with the nap, generally of native black wool.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark>  <rj><au>Jamieson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kelt</ent><br/
<hw>Kelt</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A salmon after spawning.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kelt</ent><br/
<hw>Kelt</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Celt</er>, one of Celtic race.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kelter</ent><br/
<hw>Kel"ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Gael. & Ir. <ets>cealt</ets> clothes, Gael. <ets>cealltair</ets> spear, castle, cause, Prov. E. <ets>kilter</ets> tool, instrument.  Cf. <er>Kilt</er>.]</ety> <def>Regular order or proper condition.</def> <altsp>[Usually written <asp>kilter</asp> in th U. S.]</altsp> <mark>[Colloq., chiefly British spelling]</mark><br/
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<p><q>If the organs of prayer be out of <qex>kelter</qex> or out of tune, how can we pray?</q> <rj><qau>Barrow.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keltic</ent><br/
<hw>Kelt"ic</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/lt"<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>a. & n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Celtic</er>, <pos>a. & n.</pos></def><br/
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<p><ent>Kelvin</ent><br/
<hw>Kel"vin</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/l"v<icr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[from Lord <ets>Kelvin</ets>, English physicist.]</ety> <def>The SI unit of temperature, defined as being 1/273.16 of the triple point of water; abbreviated <abbr>K</abbr>.  The melting point of water at 760 mm pressure is 273.15 Kelvins, and the boiling point 373.15 Kelvins.  One degree Kelvin is equal to one degree Centigrade, and <frac95/ degrees Fahrenheit.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kemb</ent><br/
<hw>Kemb</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/m)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kembed</conjf> <pr>(k<ecr/md)</pr> or <conjf>Kempt</conjf> (k<ecr/mt; 215); <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kembing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>kemben</ets>, AS. <ets>cemban</ets>, fr. <ets>camb</ets> comb.]</ety> <def>To comb.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>His longe hair was <qex>kembed</qex> behind his back.</q> <rj><qau>Chaucer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kemelin</ent><br/
<hw>Kem"e*lin</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Prov. E. <ets>kemlin</ets>, <ets>kimlin</ets>, <ets>kimmel</ets>, a salting tub, any tub, <ets>kembing</ets> a brewing tub, G. <ets>kumme</ets> bowl, basin, W. <ets>cwmman</ets> a tub, brewing tub.]</ety> <def>A tub; a brewer's vessel.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj></p>

<p><ent>Kempty</ent><br/
<ent>Kemp</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kemp</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/mp)</pr>, <hw>Kemp"ty</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>Coarse, rough hair in wool or fur, injuring its quality.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kempe</ent><br/
<hw>Kem"pe</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/m"p<eit/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Rough; shaggy.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/<xex>Kempe</xex> hairs.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kemps</ent><br/
<hw>Kemps</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/mps)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[Etymol. uncertain.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The long flower stems of the ribwort plantain (<spn>Plantago Lanceolata</spn>).</def>  <rj><au>Dr. Prior.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kempt</ent><br/
<hw>Kempt</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/mt; 215)</pr>, <sn>1.</sn> <def><pos>p. p.</pos> of <er>Kemb</er>; combed.</def>  <rj><au>B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Neatly kept; tidy.  Opposite of <ant>unkempt</ant>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Ken</ent><br/
<hw>Ken</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Perh. from <ets>kennel</ets>.]</ety> <def>A house; esp., one which is a resort for thieves.</def> <mark>[Slang, Eng.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Ken</ent><br/
<hw>Ken</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kenned</conjf> <pr>(k<ecr/nd)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kenning</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>kennen</ets> to teach, make known, know, AS. <ets>cennan</ets> to make known, proclaim, or rather from the related Icel. <ets>kenna</ets> to know; akin to D. & G. <ets>kennen</ets> to know, Goth. <ets>kannjan</ets> to make known; orig., a causative corresponding to AS. <ets>cunnan</ets> to know, Goth. <ets>kunnan</ets>. <root/45. See <er>Can</er> to be able, <er>Know</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To know; to understand; to take cognizance of.</def> <mark>[Archaic or Scot.]</mark><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To recognize; to descry; to discern.</def> <mark>[Archaic or Scot.]</mark> <ldquo/We <xex>ken</xex> them from afar.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Addison</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>'T is he. I <qex>ken</qex> the manner of his gait.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Ken</ent><br/
<hw>Ken</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To look around.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Burton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Ken</ent><br/
<hw>Ken</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Cognizance; view; especially, reach of sight or knowledge.</def> <ldquo/Beyond his <xex>ken</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Longfellow.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>Above the reach and <qex>ken</qex> of a mortal apprehension.</q> <rj><qau>South.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>It was relief to quit the <qex>ken</qex><br/
And the inquiring looks of men.</q> <rj><qau>Trench.</qau></rj></p>

<p><ent>Kendal</ent><br/
<ent>Kendal green</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ken"dal green`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <it>or</it> <hw>Ken"dal</hw>. }</mhw> <def>A cloth colored green by dye obtained from the woad-waxen, formerly used by Flemish weavers at <etsep>Kendal</etsep>, in Westmoreland, England.</def>  <rj><au>J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>How couldst thou know these men in <qex>Kendal green</qex> ?</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kennedya</ent><br/
<ent>Kennedia</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>Kennedia</hw>, <hw>Kennedya</hw></mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A genus of Australian woody vines having showy red or purplish flowers.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Kennedia, genus <gen>Kennedia</gen>, genus <gen>Kennedya</gen>.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kennel</ent><br/
<hw>Ken"nel</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Channel</er>, <er>Canal</er>.]</ety> <def>The water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a gutter; also, a puddle.</def>  <rj><au>Bp. Hall.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kennel</ent><br/
<hw>Ken"nel</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kenel</ets>, (assumed) OF. <ets>kenil</ets>, F. <ets>chenil</ets>, LL. <ets>canile</ets>, fr. L. <ets>canis</ets> a dog.  Cf. <er>Canine</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A house for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds.</def><br/
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<p><q>A dog sure, if he could speak, had wit enough to describe his <qex>kennel</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Sir P. Sidney.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kennel</ent><br/
<hw>Ken"nel</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos>   <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kenneled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr> or <conjf>Kennelled</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kennelling</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox.</def><br/
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<p><q>The dog <qex>kenneled</qex> in a hollow tree.</q> <rj><qau>L'Estrange.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kennel</ent><br/
<hw>Ken"nel</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To put or keep in a kennel.</def>  <rj><au>Thomson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kennel coal</ent><br/
<hw>Ken"nel coal`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cannel coal</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kenning</ent><br/
<hw>Ken"ning</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Ken</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Range of sight.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The limit of vision at sea, being a distance of about twenty miles.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keno</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"no</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>quine</ets> five winning numbers, fr. L. <ets>quini</ets> five each, <ets>quinque</ets> five. See <er>Five</er>.]</ety> <def>A gambling game, a variety of the game of lotto, played with balls or knobs, numbered, and cards also numbered.</def> <mark>[U. S.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kenogenesis</ent><br/
<hw>Ken`o*gen"e*sis</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ new + E. <ets>genesis</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Modified evolution, in which nonprimitive characters make their appearance in consequence of a secondary adaptation of the embryo to the peculiar conditions of its environment; -- distinguished from <contr>palingenesis</contr>.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>cenogenesis</asp> and <asp>c<ae/nogenesis</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Kenogenetic</ent><br/
<hw>Ken`o*ge*net"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Of or pertaining to kenogenesis; <as>as, <ex>kenogenetic</ex> processes</as>.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Ken`o*ge*net"ic*al*ly</wf> <pr>(#)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos></wordforms><br/
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<p><ent>Kenspeckle</ent><br/
<hw>Ken"spec`kle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kent bugle</ent><br/
<hw>Kent" bu"gle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <ety>[Probably named after a <person>Duke of <etsep>Kent</etsep></person>.]</ety> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A curved bugle, having six finger keys or stops, by means of which the performer can play upon every key in the musical scale; -- called also <altname>keyed bugle</altname>, and <altname>key bugle</altname>.</def>  <rj><au>Moore.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kentle</ent><br/
<hw>Ken"tle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From <er>Quintal</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Com.)</fld> <def>A hundred weight; a quintal.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kentledge</ent><br/
<hw>Kent"ledge</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>cant</ets> edge, corner, D. <ets>kant</ets>. See <er>Cant</er> edge, angle.]</ety> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>Pigs of iron used for ballast.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kintlidge</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Kentucky</ent><br/
<hw>Ken*tuck"y</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>One of the United States.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kentucky blue grass</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>a valuable pasture and meadow grass (<spn>Poa pratensis</spn>), found in both Europe and America. See under <er>Blue grass</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kentucky coffee tree</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>a tall North American tree (<spn>Gymnocladus Canadensis</spn>) with bipinnate leaves.  It produces large woody pods containing a few seeds which have been used as a substitute for coffee.  The timber is very valuable.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Kenya</ent><br/
<hw>Kenya</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A country in East Africa, formerly a British colony.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kenyan</ent><br/
<hw>Kenyan</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A native or inhabitant of Kenya.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kenyan</ent><br/
<hw>Kenyan</hw> <pos>prop. a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to Kenya; <as>as, <ex>Kenyan</ex> mountains; <ex>Kenyan</ex> coffee</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Kenya; <as>as, <ex>Kenyan</ex> soldiers</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kenyapithecus</ent><br/
<hw>Kenyapithecus</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A genus of extinct primates having powerful chewing muscles along with large molars and small incisors; its fossils were found in Maboko in <country>Kenya</country>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Kenyapithecus</gen>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kephalin</ent><br/
<hw>keph"a*lin</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/f"<adot/*l<icr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>kefalh`</grk> the head; it was supposed by <person>Thudichum</person> to exist in brain tissue.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol. Chem.)</fld> <def>One of a group of phospholipids (nitrogenous phosphorized fatty substances), present in all living cells and particularly noticeable in nervous tissue.  Same as <er>cephalin</er>, which see.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kepi</ent><br/
<hw>kep"i</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>k<eacute/pi</ets>, of G. origin.]</ety> <def>A military cap having a close-fitting band, a round flat top sloping toward the front, and a visor.  As originally worn by the French in Algeria about 1830 it was tall and stiff with a straight visor. It is now lower, has a curved visor, and is frequently soft.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>kept</ent><br/
<hw>kept</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/pt)</pr>, <def><pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> of <er>Keep</er>.</def><br/
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<p><cs><mcol><col><b>Kept woman</b></col>, <col><b>Kept mistress</b></col></mcol>, <cd>a concubine; a woman supported by a man as his paramour.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Kepviselohaz</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>K<eacute/p"vi*se*l<oum/*h<aacute/z`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Hung., fr. <ets>k<eacute/pvisel<oum/</ets> representative + <ets>h<aacute/z</ets> house.]</ety> <mark>(Hungary)</mark> <def>See <er>Legislature</er>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>keramic</ent><br/
<hw>ke*ram"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Same as <er>ceramic</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keramics</ent><br/
<hw>Ke*ram"ics</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Ceramics</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keramographic</ent><br/
<hw>Ker`a*mo*graph"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ramos</grk> tile + <ets>graph</ets> + <ets>ic</ets>.]</ety> <def>Suitable to be written upon; capable of being written upon, as a slate; -- said especially of a certain kind of globe.</def>  <rj><au>Scudamore.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kerana</ent><br/
<hw>Ke*ra"na</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A kind of long trumpet, used among the Persians.</def> <au>Moore (Encyc. of Music).</au><br/
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<p><ent>Kerargyrite</ent><br/
<hw>Ke*rar"gy*rite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cerargyrite</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerasin</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"a*sin</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Physiol. Chem.)</fld> <def>A nitrogenous substance free from phosphorus, supposed to be present in the brain; a body closely related to cerebrin.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerasine</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"a*sine</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk> horn.]</ety> <def>Resembling horn; horny; corneous.</def><br/
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<p><ent>keratin</ent><br/
<hw>ker"a*tin</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, <grk>-atos</grk>, horn.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol. Chem.)</fld> <def>A sulfur-containing fibrous protein constituting the main structural protein of hard epidermal tissues, such as horn, hair, feathers, nails, claws, hoofs, and the like. It is an insoluble substance, and, unlike elastin, is not dissolved even by gastric or pancreatic juice. By decomposition with sulphuric acid it yields leucine and tyrosine plus various other acid-stable amino acids.  The amino acid composition varies, but it usually has a high percentage of cystine, which stabilizes and insolubilizes the protein by forming intrachain linkages.  A softer form of keratin is present in the epidermis and whalebone.  Called also <altname>epidermose</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keratitis</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ker`a*ti"tis</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, <grk>-atos</grk>, horn + <ets>-itis</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Inflammation of the cornea.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keratode</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"a*tode</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Keratose</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keratogenous</ent><br/
<hw>Ker`a*tog"e*nous</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, <grk>-atos</grk>, horn + <ets>-genous</ets>.]</ety> <def>Producing horn; <as>as, the <ex>keratogenous</ex> membrane within the horny hoof of the horse</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keratoidea</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ker`a*toi"de*a</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, <grk>-atos</grk>, horn + <ets>-oid</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Keratosa</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keratome</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"a*tome</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, horn + <?/ to cut.]</ety> <fld>(Surg.)</fld> <def>An instrument for dividing the cornea in operations for cataract.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keratonyxis</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ker`a*to*nyx"is</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, <grk>-atos</grk>, horn + <?/ puncture.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the eye, and breaking up the opaque mass.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keratophyte</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"a*to*phyte</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, <grk>-atos</grk>, a horn + <?/ a plant.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A gorgonian coral having a horny axis.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keratosa</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ker`a*to"sa</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, <grk>-atos</grk>, a horn.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>An order of sponges having a skeleton composed of hornlike fibers. It includes the commercial sponges.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keratose</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"a*tose`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>, <grk>-atos</grk>, horn.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol. Chem.)</fld> <def>A tough, horny animal substance entering into the composition of the skeleton of sponges, and other invertebrates; -- called also <altname>keratode</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keratose</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"a*tose`</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Containing hornlike fibers or fibers of keratose; belonging to the Keratosa.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keraunograph</ent><br/
<hw>Ke*rau"no*graph</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ thunderbolt + <ets>graph</ets>.]</ety> <def>A figure or picture impressed by lightning upon the human body or elsewhere.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Ker`au*nog"ra*phy</wf> <pr>(#)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos></wordforms><br/
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<p><ent>Kerb</ent><br/
<hw>Kerb</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Curb</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerbstone</ent><br/
<hw>Kerb"stone`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Curbstone</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kercher</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"cher</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kerchief.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>He became . . . white as a <qex>kercher</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Sir T. North.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kerchered</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"chered</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Covered, or bound round, with a kercher.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>G. Fletcher.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kerchief</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"chief</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kerchiefs</plw> <pr>(#)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[OE. <ets>coverchef</ets>, OF. <ets>cuevrechief</ets>, <ets>couvrechef</ets>, F. <ets>couvrechef</ets>, a head covering, fr. <ets>couvrir</ets> to cover + OF. <ets>chief</ets> head, F. <ets>chef</ets>. See <er>Cover</er>, <er>Chief</er>, and cf. <er>Curfew</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A square of fine linen worn by women as a covering for the head; hence, anything similar in form or material, worn for ornament on other parts of the person; -- mostly used in compounds; <as>as, nec<ex>kerchief</ex>; breast<ex>kerchief</ex>; and later, hand<ex>kerchief</ex>.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>He might put on a hat, a muffler, and a <qex>kerchief</qex>, and so escape.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Her black hair strained away<br/
To a scarlet <qex>kerchief</qex> caught beneath her chin.</q> <rj><qau>Mrs. Browning.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A lady who wears a kerchief.</def>  <rj><au>Dryden.</au></rj></p>

<p><ent>Kerchieft</ent><br/
<ent>Kerchiefed</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ker"chiefed</hw>, <hw>Ker"chieft</hw>  }</mhw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Dressed; hooded; covered; wearing a kerchief.</def>  <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kerf</ent><br/
<hw>Kerf</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>cyrf</ets> a cutting off, fr. <ets>ceorfan</ets> to cut, carve. See <er>Carve</er>.]</ety> <def>A notch, channel, or slit made in any material by cutting or sawing.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerite</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"rite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>ke`ras</grk>,  horn.]</ety> <def>A compound in which tar or asphaltum combined with animal or vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the product closely resembling rubber; -- used principally as an insulating material in telegraphy.</def>  <rj><au>Knight.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kerl</ent><br/
<hw>Kerl</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Carl</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kermes</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"mes</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. & Per. <ets>girmiz</ets>. See <er>Crimson</er>, and cf. <er>Alkermes</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect (<spn>Kermes ilices</spn> formerly <spn>Coccus ilicis</spn>), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak near the Mediterranean; also, the dye obtained from them.  They are round, about the size of a pea, contain coloring matter analogous to carmine, and are used in dyeing. They were anciently thought to be of a vegetable nature, and were used in medicine.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>chermes</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A small European evergreen oak (<spn>Quercus coccifera</spn>) on which the kermes insect (<spn>Kermes ilices</spn>, formerly <spn>Coccus ilicis</spn>) feeds.</def>  <rj><au>J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <ety>[NL.]</ety> <def>A genus of scale insects including many species that feed on oaks. The adult female resembles a small gall.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kermes mineral</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <fld>(Old Chem.)</fld> <cd>An artificial amorphous trisulphide of antimony; -- so called on account of its red color.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Med. Chem.)</fld> <cd>A compound of the trioxide and trisulphide of antimony, used in medicine. This substance occurs in nature as the mineral <altname>kermesite</altname>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Kermesse</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"messe</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F.]</ety> <def>See <er>Kirmess</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kern</ent><br/
<hw>Kern</hw> <pr>(k<etil/rn)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ir. <ets>ceatharnach</ets>.Cf. <er>Cateran</er>. ]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; -- distinguished from <contr>gallowglass</contr>, and often used as a term of contempt.</def>  <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>Now for our Irish wars;<br/
We must supplant those rough, rug-headed <qex>kerns</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Any kind of boor or low-lived person.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Blount.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(O. Eng. Law)</fld> <def>An idler; a vagabond.</def>  <rj><au>Wharton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kern</ent><br/
<hw>Kern</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Type Founding)</fld> <def>A part of the face of a type which projects beyond the body, or shank, such as in certain italic letters.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kern</ent><br/
<hw>Kern</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kerned</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kerning</conjf>. ]</vmorph> <fld>(Type Founding)</fld> <def>To form with a kern. See 2d <er>Kern</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kern</ent><br/
<hw>Kern</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Churn</er>. ]</ety> <def>A churn.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kern</ent><br/
<hw>Kern</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>cweorn</ets>, <ets>cwyrn</ets>. See <er>Quern</er>. ]</ety> <def>A hand mill. See <er>Quern</er>.</def>  <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kern</ent><br/
<hw>Kern</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[Cf. G. <ets>kern</ets> kernel, grain; akin to E. <ets>corn</ets>. See <er>Corn</er>, <er>Kernel</er>. ]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To harden, as corn in ripening.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Carew.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To take the form of kernels; to granulate.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>It is observed that rain makes the salt <qex>kern</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Dampier.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kern</ent><br/
<hw>Kern</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kirn</asp>.]</altsp> <ety>[Cf. D. & G. <ets>kern</ets> kernal, E. <ets>kern</ets> to harden, <ets>kernel</ets>.]</ety> <mark>[Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]</mark> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Kernel; corn; grain.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <def>The last handful or sheaf reaped at the harvest.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn>  <def>The harvest-home.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kern baby</ent><br/
<hw>Kern baby</hw>. <def>A doll or image decorated with corn (grain) flowers, etc., carried in the festivals of a kern, or harvest-home. Called also <altname>harvest queen</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerned</ent><br/
<hw>Kerned</hw> <pr>(k<etil/rnd)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Print.)</fld> <def>Having part of the face projecting beyond the body or shank; -- said of type.</def> <ldquo/In Roman, <xex>f</xex> and <xex>j</xex> are the only <xex>kerned</xex> letters.<rdquo/  <rj><au>MacKellar.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kernel</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"nel</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kernel</ets>, <ets>kirnel</ets>, <ets>curnel</ets>, AS. <ets>cyrnel</ets>, fr. <ets>corn</ets> grain. See <er>Corn</er>, and cf. <er>Kern</er> to harden.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; <as>as, the <ex>kernel</ex> of a nut</as>. See <xex>Illust.</xex> of <er>Endocarp</er>.</def><br/
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<p><q>'A were as good crack a fusty nut with no <qex>kernel</qex></q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A single seed or grain; <as>as, a <ex>kernel</ex> of corn</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.</def><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; <as>as, the <ex>kernel</ex> of an argument</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kernel</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"nel</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kerneled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr> <it>or</it> <conjf>Kernelled</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kerneling</conjf> <it>or</it> <conjf>Kernelling</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.</def></p>

<p><ent>Kernelled</ent><br/
<ent>Kerneled</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ker"neled</hw>, <hw>Ker"nelled</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> }</mhw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having a kernel.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kernelly</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"nel*ly</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Full of kernels; resembling kernels; of the nature of kernels.</def>  <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kernish</ent><br/
<hw>Kern"ish</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[From <er>Kern</er> a boor.]</ety> <def>Clownish; boorish.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/A petty <xex>kernish</xex> prince.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kerolite</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"o*lite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Cerolite</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerosene</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"o*sene`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ wax.]</ety> <def>An oil used for illuminating purposes, formerly obtained from the distillation of mineral wax, bituminous shale, etc., and hence called also <altname>coal oil</altname>. It is now produced in immense quantities, chiefly by the distillation and purification of petroleum. It consists chiefly of several hydrocarbons of the methane series, having from 10 to 16 carbon atoms in each molecule, and having a higher boiling point (175 - 325<deg/ C) than gasoline or the petroleum ethers, and a lower boling point than the oils.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerse</ent><br/
<ent>Kers</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kers</hw>, <hw>Kerse</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A cress.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Not worth a kers</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Cress</er>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Kersey</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"sey</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kerseys</plw> <pr>(#)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[Prob. from the town of <ets>Kersey</ets> in Suffolk, Eng.]</ety> <def>A kind of coarse, woolen cloth, usually ribbed, woven from wool of long staple.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerseymere</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"sey*mere</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[For <ets>cassimere</ets>, confounded with <ets>kersey</ets>.]</ety> <def>See <er>Cassimere</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerseynette</ent><br/
<hw>Ker`sey*nette"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cassinette</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerseys</ent><br/
<hw>Ker"seys</hw>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>Varieties of kersey; also, trousers made of kersey.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kerve</ent><br/
<hw>Kerve</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To carve.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kerver</ent><br/
<hw>Kerv"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A carver.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kesar</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"sar</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kaiser</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keslop</ent><br/
<hw>Kes"lop</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/s"l<ocr/p)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>c<emac/selib</ets>, or <ets>c<ymac/slyb</ets>, milk curdled; cf. G. <ets>k<aum/selab</ets>, <ets>k<aum/selippe</ets>. See <er>Cheese</er>, and cf.<er>Cheeselep</er>.]</ety> <def>The stomach of a calf, prepared for rennet.</def>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kess</ent><br/
<hw>Kess</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To kiss.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kest</ent><br/
<hw>Kest</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>imp.</pos> <def>of <er>Cast</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kestrel</ent><br/
<hw>Kes"trel</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/s"tr<ecr/l)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Castrel</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A small, slender European hawk (<spn>Falco alaudarius</spn>), allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called <altname>windhover</altname> and <altname>stannel</altname>. The name is also applied to other allied species.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ This word is often used in contempt, as of a mean kind of hawk. <ldquo/Kites and <xex>kestrels</xex> have a resemblance with hawks.<rdquo/</note>  <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Ket</ent><br/
<hw>Ket</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Icel. <ets>kj<oum/t</ets> flesh; akin to Sw. <ets>k<oum/tt</ets>, Dan. <ets>kj<oum/d</ets>.]</ety> <def>Carrion; any filth.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keta</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"ta</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Perh. of Amer. Indian origin.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A small salmon (<spn>Oncorhynchus keta</spn>) of inferior value, which in the autumn runs up all the larger rivers between San Francisco and Kamchatka.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Ketch</ent><br/
<hw>Ketch</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/ch)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. <ets>q<amac/<imac/q</ets> : cf. F. <ets>caiche</ets>.  Cf. <er>Ca<ium/que</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>In modern usage, a sailing vessel having two masts, with the main mast taller than the aftermost, or mizzen, mast.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Bomb ketch</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Bomb</er>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Ketch</ent><br/
<hw>Ketch</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A hangman. See <er>Jack Ketch</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Ketch</ent><br/
<hw>Ketch</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Catch</er>.]</ety> <def>To catch.</def> <mark>[Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>To <qex>ketch</qex> him at a vantage in his snares.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>ketchup</ent><br/
<hw>ketch"up</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Probably of East Indian origin, because it was originally a kind of East Indian pickles.  Cf. also Malay <ets>k<ecr/chap</ets> fish sauce. <au>MW10</au>.]</ety> <def>A pureed table sauce made predominantly from tomatoes, flavored with onions, sugar, salt and spices; called also <altname>tomato ketchup</altname>. The term is also applied to pureed sauces containing mushrooms, walnuts, etc., being called in such cases <altname>mushroom ketchup</altname>, <altname>walnut ketchup</altname>, etc.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>catsup</asp> and <asp>catchup</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Ketine</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"tine</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Ketone</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>One of a series of organic bases obtained by the reduction of certain isonitroso compounds of the ketones. In general they are unstable oily substances having a pungent aromatic odor.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Ketmie</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ket`mie"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The name of certain African species of <gen>Hibiscus</gen>, cultivated for the acid of their mucilage.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>ketmia</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Ketol</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"tol</hw> <pr>(k<emac/"t<omac/l)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Ket</ets>one + ind<ets>ol</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>One of a series of series of complex nitrogenous substances, represented by methyl ketol and related to indol.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Methyl ketol</b></col>, <cd>a weak organic base, obtained as a white crystalline substance having the odor of feces.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Ketone</ent><br/
<hw>Ke"tone</hw> <pr>(k<emac/"t<omac/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Acetone</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>One of a large class of organic substances resembling the aldehydes, obtained by the distillation of certain salts of organic acids and consisting of carbonyl (<chform>CO</chform>) united with two hydrocarbon radicals. In general the ketones are colorless volatile liquids having a pungent ethereal odor.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ The ketones are named by adding the suffix-<xex>one</xex> to the stems of the organic acids from which they are respectively derived; thus, <xex>acetic</xex> acid gives acetone; <xex>butyric</xex> acid, <xex>butyrone</xex>, etc.</note><br/
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<p><-- p. 812 --></p>

<p><ent>Ketonic</ent><br/
<hw>Ke*ton"ic</hw> <pr>(k<esl/*t<ocr/n"<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>Pertaining to, or derived from, a ketone; <as>as, a <ex>ketonic</ex> acid</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kettle</ent><br/
<hw>Ket"tle</hw> <pr>(k<ecr/t"t'l)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>ketel</ets>; cf. AS. <ets>cetel</ets>, <ets>cetil</ets>, <ets>cytel</ets>; akin to D. <ets>kjedel</ets>, G. <ets>kessel</ets>, OHG. <ets>chezzil</ets>, Icel. <ets>ketill</ets>, SW. <ets>kittel</ets>, Dan. <ets>kjedel</ets>, Goth. <ets>katils</ets>; all perh. fr. L. <ets>catillus</ets>, dim. of <ets>catinus</ets> a deep vessel, bowl; but cf. also OHG. <ets>chezz<imac/</ets> kettle, Icel. <ets>kati</ets> small ship.]</ety> <def>A metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover, used for heating and boiling water or other liguids.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kettle pins</b></col>, <cd>ninepins; skittles.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <au>Shelton.</au> -- <col><b>Kettle stitch</b></col> <fld>(Bookbinding)</fld>, <cd>the stitch made in sewing at the head and tail of a book.</cd> <au>Knight.</au></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Kettledrum</ent><br/
<hw>Ket"tle*drum`</hw> <pr>(-dr<ucr/m`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A drum made of thin copper in the form of a hemispherical kettle, with parchment stretched over the mouth of it.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ <ex>Kettledrums</ex>, in pairs, were formerly used in martial music for cavalry, but are now chiefly confined to orchestras, where they are called <altname>tympani</altname>.</note>
<-- illustr. of kettledrum here. --><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An informal social party at which a light collation is offered, held in the afternoon or early evening.  Cf. <er>Drum</er>, <pos>n.</pos>, 4 and 5.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kettledrummer</ent><br/
<hw>Ket"tle*drum`mer</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who plays on a kettledrum.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Keuper</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Keu"per</hw> <pr>(koi"p<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[G.]</ety> <fld>(Geol.)</fld> <def>The upper division of the European Triassic. See <xex>Chart</xex> of <er>Geology</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kevel</ent><br/
<hw>Kev"el</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Prov. E. <ets>kevil</ets>, <ets>cavel</ets>, rod, pole, a large hammer, horse's bit; cf. Icel. <ets>kefli</ets> cylinder, a stick, mangle, and Dan. <ets>kievle</ets> a roller.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A stone mason's hammer.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>cavil</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kevel head</b></col> <fld>(Naut.)</fld>, <cd>a projecting end of a timber, used as a kevel.</cd></cs></p>

<p><ent>Kevin</ent><br/
<ent>Kevel</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kev"el</hw>, <hw>Kev"in</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The gazelle.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kever</ent><br/
<hw>Kev"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos> <def>To cover.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Keverchief</ent><br/
<hw>Kev"er*chief</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kerchief.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kex</ent><br/
<hw>Kex</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[W. <ets>cecys</ets>, pl., hollow stalks.]</ety><br/
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<p><sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A weed; a kecksy.</def>  <rj><au>Bp. Gauden.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>Though the rough <qex>kex</qex> break<br/
The starred mosaic.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A dry husk or covering.</def><br/
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<p><q>When the <qex>kex</qex>, or husk, is broken, he proveth a fair flying butterfly.</q> <rj><qau>Holland.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Key</ent><br/
<hw>Key</hw> <pr>(k<emac/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>keye</ets>, <ets>key</ets>, <ets>kay</ets>, AS. <ets>c<ae/g</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A small device which is inserted into a mechanism and turned like a key to fasten, adjust, or wind it; <as>as, a watch <ex>key</ex>; a bed <ex>key</ex>; the winding <ex>key</ex> for a clock, etc.</as></def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>One of a set of small movable parts on an instrument or machine which, by being depressed, serves as the means of operating it; the complete set of keys is usually called the <partof>keyboard</partof>; <as>as, the <ex>keys</ex> of a piano, an organ, an accordion, a computer keyboard, or of a typewriter.</as>  The keys may operate parts of the instrument by a mechanical action, as on a piano, or by closing an electrical circuit, as on a computer keyboard.  See also senses 12 and 13.</def><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A position or condition which affords entrance, control, pr possession, etc.; <as>as, the <ex>key</ex> of a line of defense; the <ex>key</ex> of a country; the <ex>key</ex> of a political situation</as>.</def> <specif>Hence,</specif> <def>that which serves to unlock, open, discover, or solve something unknown or difficult; <as>as, the <ex>key</ex> to a riddle; the <ex>key</ex> to a problem.</as>  Similarly, see also senses 14 and 15.</def><br/
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<p><q>Those who are accustomed to reason have got the true <qex>key</qex> of books.</q> <rj><qau>Locke.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Who keeps the <qex>keys</qex> of all the creeds.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>That part of a mechanism which serves to lock up, make fast, or adjust to position.</def><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A piece of wood used as a wedge.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The last board of a floor when laid down.</def><br/
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<p><sn>7.</sn> <fld>(Masonry)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A keystone.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>That part of the plastering which is forced through between the laths and holds the rest in place.</def><br/
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<p><sn>8.</sn> <fld>(Mach.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A wedge to unite two or more pieces, or adjust their relative position; a cotter; a forelock.</def> See <xex>Illusts</xex>. of <er>Cotter</er>, and <er>Gib</er>. <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A bar, pin or wedge, to secure a crank, pulley, coupling, etc., upon a shaft, and prevent relative turning; sometimes holding by friction alone, but more frequently by its resistance to shearing, being usually embedded partly in the shaft and partly in the crank, pulley, etc.</def><br/
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<p><sn>9.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>An indehiscent, one-seeded fruit furnished with a wing, as the fruit of the ash and maple; a samara; -- called also <altname>key fruit</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>10.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A family of tones whose regular members are called diatonic tones, and named key tone  (or tonic) or one (or eight), mediant or three, dominant or five, subdominant or four, submediant or six, supertonic or two, and subtonic or seven. Chromatic tones are temporary members of a key, under such names as <ldquo/ sharp four,<rdquo/ <ldquo/flat seven,<rdquo/ etc. Scales and tunes of every variety are made from the tones of a key.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The fundamental tone of a movement to which its modulations are referred, and with which it generally begins and ends; keynote.</def><br/
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<p><q>Both warbling of one song, both in one <qex>key</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>11.</sn> <def>Fig: The general pitch or tone of a sentence or utterance.</def><br/
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<p><q>You fall at once into a lower <qex>key</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>12.</sn> <fld>(Teleg.)</fld> <def>A metallic lever by which the circuit of the sending or transmitting part of a station equipment may be easily and rapidly opened and closed; <as>as, a telegraph <ex>key</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>13.</sn> <def>any device for closing or opening an electric circuit, especially as part of a <partof>keyboard</partof>, as that used at a computer terminal or teletype terminal.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>14.</sn> <def>A simplified version or analysis which accompanies something as a clue to its explanation, a book or table containing the solutions to problems, ciphers, allegories, or the like;</def> <specif>or</specif> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>a table or synopsis of conspicuous distinguishing characters of members of a taxonomic group.</def><br/
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<p><sn>15.</sn> <fld>(Computers)</fld> <def>A word or other combination of symbols which serves as an index identifying and pointing to a particular record, file, or location which can be retrieved and displayed by a computer program; <as>as, a database using multi-word <ex>keys</ex></as>.  When the <ex>key</ex> is a word, it is also called a <stype>keyword</stype>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Key bed</b></col>. <cd>Same as <cref>Key seat</cref>.</cd> -- <col><b>Key bolt</b></col>, <cd>a bolt which has a mortise near the end, and is secured by a cotter or wedge instead of a nut.</cd> <col><b>Key bugle</b></col>. <cd>See <er>Kent bugle</er>.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Key of a position</b></col> <it>or</it> <col><b>Key of a country.</b></col></mcol> <fld>(Mil.)</fld> <cd>See <er>Key</er>, 4.</cd> -- <col><b>Key seat</b></col> <fld>(Mach.)</fld>, <cd>a bed or groove to receive a key which prevents one part from turning on the other.</cd> -- <col><b>Key way</b></col>, <cd>a channel for a key, in the hole of a piece which is keyed to a shaft; an internal key seat; -- called also <altname>key seat</altname>.</cd> -- <col><b>Key wrench</b></col> <fld>(Mach.)</fld>, <cd>an adjustable wrench in which the movable jaw is made fast by a key.</cd> -- <col><b>Power of the keys</b></col> <fld>(Eccl.)</fld>, <cd>the authority claimed by the ministry in some Christian churches to administer the discipline of the church, and to grant or withhold its privileges; -- so called from the declaration of Christ, <ldquo/I will give unto thee the <xex>keys</xex> of the kingdom of heaven.<rdquo/</cd> <au>Matt. xvi. 19.</au></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Key</ent><br/
<hw>Key</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Keved</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Keying</conjf>.]</vmorph> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To fasten or secure firmly; to fasten or tighten with keys or wedges.</def>  <rj><au>Francis.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Computers)</fld> <def>To enter (text, data) using keys, especially those on a keyboard; to keyboard; <as>as, to <ex>key</ex> the data in by hand</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To adjust so as to be maximally effective in a particular situation; -- of actions, plans, or speech; <as>as, to <ex>key</ex> one's campaign speech to each local audience</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To furnish with a key or keys.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>To key up</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <cd>To raise (the whole ring of an arch) off its centering, by driving in the keystone forcibly.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <cd>To raise the pitch of.</cd> <sd>(c)</sd> <specif>Hence,</specif> <mark>(fig.)</mark>, <cd>to produce nervous tension in; <as>as, the whole team was <ex>keyed up</ex> for the championship game</as>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>key</ent><br/
<hw>key</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Essential; most important; <as>as, the <ex>key</ex> fact in the inquiry; the president was the <ex>key</ex> player inthe negotiations</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keyage</ent><br/
<hw>Key"age</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>caiage</ets>, F. <ets>guayage</ets>. See 1st <er>Key</er>, <er>Quay</er>.]</ety> <def>Wharfage; quayage.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keyboard</ent><br/
<hw>Key"board`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The whole arrangement, or one range, of the <parts>keys</parts>{3} of an organ, piano, typewriter, etc.; that part of a device containing the <parts>keys</parts>{3} used to operate it.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Key-cold</ent><br/
<hw>Key"-cold`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Cold as a metallic key; lifeless.</def> <mark>[Formerly, a proverbial expression.]</mark>  <rj><au>Shak.</au>  <au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keyed</ent><br/
<hw>Keyed</hw> <pr>(k<emac/d)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Furnished with keys; <as>as, a <ex>keyed</ex> instrument</as>; also, set to a key, as a tune.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Keyed bugle</b></col>. <cd>See <er>Kent bugle</er>.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Key fruit</ent><br/
<hw>Key fruit</hw>. <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A samara.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keyhole</ent><br/
<hw>Key"hole`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <sd>(a)</sd> <fld>(Carp.)</fld> <def>A hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Mach.)</fld> <def>a mortise for a key or cotter.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Keyhole limpet</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a marine gastropod of the genus Fissurella and allied genera. See <er>Fissurella</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Keyhole saw</b></col>, <cd>a narrow, slender saw, used in cutting keyholes, etc., as in doors; a kind of compass saw or fret saw.</cd> -- <col><b>Keyhole urchin</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>any one of numerous clypeastroid sea urchins, of the genera <gen>Melitta</gen>, <gen>Rotula</gen>, and <gen>Encope</gen>; -- so called because they have one or more perforations resembling keyholes.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>keyless</ent><br/
<hw>keyless</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>lacking or not requiring a key; <as>as, a <ex>keyless</ex> lock operated by a series of pushbuttons</as>.  Opposite of <ant>keyed</ant>.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keynes</ent><br/
<hw>Keynes</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def><person>John Maynard Keynes</person>, the british economist (1883-1946) whose book <ldquo/The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money<rdquo/ (Macmillan, 1936) had a strong influence on views of the government's role in the economy through the 1970's.  See <er>Keynesian</er>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> John Maynard Keynes.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keynesian</ent><br/
<hw>Keynesian</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Of or pertaining to <person>John Maynard <etsep>Keynes</etsep></person>; conforming to the theories of Keynesianism; -- especially, the term is used to refer to the macroeconomic theories and politico-economic policies proposed by <persfn>Keynes</persfn> and his followers, especially in regards to their advocacy of governmental action to maintain low unemployment through government spending.  Keynes's book <ldquo/The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money<rdquo/ (Macmillan, 1936) had a strong influence on views of the government's role in the economy through the 1970's.</def> <wns>[wns=1]</wns><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A  believer in the theories of Keynesianism.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keynesianism</ent><br/
<hw>Keynesianism</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>the macroeconomic theories and politico-economic policies of British economist <person>John Maynard <etsep>Keynes</etsep></person> (1883-1946) and his followers; -- used especially in reference to their advocacy of governmental action to maintain low unemployment through government spending.  See <er>Keynes</er>.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keynote</ent><br/
<hw>Key"note`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>The tonic or first tone of the scale in which a piece or passage is written; the fundamental tone of the chord, to which all the modulations of the piece are referred; -- called also <altname>key tone</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The fundamental fact or idea; that which gives the key; <as>as, the <ex>keynote</ex> of a policy or a sermon</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keyseat</ent><br/
<hw>Key"seat`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To form a key seat, as by cutting. See <cref>Key seat</cref>, under <er>Key</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keystone</ent><br/
<hw>Key"stone`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>The central or topmost stone of an arch. This in some styles is made different in size from the other voussoirs, or projects, or is decorated with carving. See <xex>Illust.</xex> of <er>Arch</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keystone State</ent><br/
<hw>Key"stone` State</hw>. <def>Pennsylvania; -- a nickname alluding to its having been the central one of the 13 original United States, at the time of formation of the Constitution.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Key tone</ent><br/
<hw>Key" tone`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>See <er>Keynote</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Keyway</ent><br/
<hw>Key"way`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <cref>Key way</cref>, under <er>Key</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>keyword</ent><br/
<hw>key"word`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A word used as an entry point into an index which serves to identify files, records, texts, or other data containing the keyword or some related word, such as a synonym.  It is a type of <isa>key</isa>{15}; <as>as, a boolean combination of <ex>keywords</ex> is more effective for information retrieval than a single key{15}</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khaki</ent><br/
<hw>Kha"ki</hw> <pr>(k<aum/"k<esl/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Hind. <ets>kh<amac/k<imac/</ets>, lit., dusty, dust-colored, fr. Per. <ets>kh<amac/k</ets> dust.]</ety> <def>Of a dull brownish yellow, or drab color; -- applied to cloth, originally to a stout brownish cotton cloth, used in making uniforms in the Anglo-Indian army.</def> <note>In the United States service the summer uniform of cotton is officially designated <ex>khaki</ex>; the winter uniform of wool, <xex>olive drab</xex>.</note><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khaki</ent><br/
<hw>Kha"ki</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Any kind of khaki cloth; hence, a uniform of khaki or, rarely, a soldier clad in khaki. In the United States and British armies khaki or cloth of a very similar color is almost exclusively used for service in the field.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khaliff</ent><br/
<hw>Kha"liff</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Caliph</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khalkha</ent><br/
<ent>Khalka</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>Khalka</hw>, <hw>Khalkha</hw></mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>the dialect of Mongolian that is the official language of the Mongolian People's Republic.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khamsin</ent><br/
<hw>Kham*sin`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Kamsin</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khan</ent><br/
<hw>Khan</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Pers. & Tart. <ets>kh</ets><amac/<pos>n.</pos>]</ety> <altsp>[Also <asp>kan</asp>, <asp>kaun</asp>.]</altsp> <def>A king; a prince; a chief; a governor; -- so called among the Tartars, Turks, and Persians, and in countries now or formerly governed by them.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khan</ent><br/
<hw>Khan</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Per. <ets>kh<amac/n</ets>, <ets>kh<amac/nah</ets>, house, tent, inn.]</ety> <def>An Eastern inn or caravansary.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kawn</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khanate</ent><br/
<hw>Khan*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Dominion or jurisdiction of a khan.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kharkov</ent><br/
<hw>Kharkov</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>A city in Ukraine; -- its former capital.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khaya</ent><br/
<hw>Kha"ya</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A lofty West African tree (<spn>Khaya Senegalensis</spn>), related to the mahogany, which it resembles in the quality of the wood. The bark is used as a febrifuge.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khedive</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Khe`dive"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>kh<eacute/dive</ets>, Pers. <ets>khediw</ets> a prince.]</ety> <def>A governor or viceroy; -- a title granted in 1867 by the sultan of Turkey to the ruler of Egypt.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khenna</ent><br/
<hw>Khen"na</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Henna</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kholah</ent><br/
<hw>Kho"lah</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The Indian jackal.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kholsun</ent><br/
<hw>Khol"sun</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The dhole.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khond</ent><br/
<hw>Khond</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A Dravidian of a group of tribes of Orissa, India, a section of whom were formerly noted for their cruel human sacrifices to the earth goddess, murder of female infants, and marriage by capture.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Khutbah</ent><br/
<hw>Khut"bah</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar.]</ety> <def>An address or public prayer read from the steps of the pulpit in Muslim mosques, offering glory to God, praising Mohammed and his descendants, and the ruling princes.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Ki</ent><br/
<hw>Ki</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>The Sumerian goddess personifying earth; the counterpart of Akkadian <persfn>Aruru</persfn>.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kiaat</ent><br/
<hw>kiaat</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>a deciduous South African tree (<spn>Pterocarpus angolensis</spn>) having large odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow flowers; it yields a red juice and heavy strong durable wood.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> bloodwood tree, <spn>Pterocarpus angolensis</spn>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiabooca wood</ent><br/
<hw>Ki`a*boo"ca wood`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kyaboca wood</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiang</ent><br/
<hw>Ki*ang"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The <er>dziggetai</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kibble</ent><br/
<hw>Kib"ble</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To bruise; to grind coarsely; <as>as, <ex>kibbled</ex> oats</as>.</def> <mark>[Prov.Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kibble</ent><br/
<hw>Kib"ble</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A large iron bucket used in Cornwall and Wales for raising ore out of mines.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kibbal</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kibblings</ent><br/
<hw>Kib"blings</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>Portions of small fish used for bait on the banks of Newfoundland.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kibbutz</ent><br/
<hw>kib*butz"</hw> <pr>(k<icr/b*b<oocr/ts; k<icr/b*b<oomac/ts)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kibbutzim</plw>.</plu> <ety>[Modern Hebrew <ets>kibbutz</ets> gathering.]</ety> <def>an Israeli communal{2} form of agricultural settlement. Originally it was predominantly agricultural and practiced a very high level of sharing, including collective rearing of children. More recently (by 1998) industries have taken over a significant role in the Kibbutz economy, and the level of sharing has dropped significantly.</def> <note>Of several Modern Hebrew words designating unique Israeli forms of agricultural settlement, only the word <ex>Kibbutz</ex> found its way into English. This may reflect the fact that the Kibbutzim, and only they, have long practiced hosting foreign volunteers from all over the world: youngsters who work on the <ex>Kibbutz</ex> not for a salary but for boarding and food. Many volunteers come from English speaking countries, and probably via them the word <ex>Kibbutz</ex> entered modern English dictionaries.</note><br/
[<source>RP</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kibbutznik</ent><br/
<hw>kib*butz"nik</hw> <pr>(k<icr/b*b<oocr/ts"n<icr/k; k<icr/b*b<oomac/ts"n<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>kibbutz</ets> + <ets>-nik</ets>.]</ety> <def>a member of a kibbutz.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kibe</ent><br/
<hw>Kibe</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[W. <ets>cib + gwst</ets> pain, sickness.]</ety> <def>A chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by cold; an ulcerated chilblain.</def> <ldquo/He galls his <xex>kibe</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kibed</ent><br/
<hw>Kibed</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; <as>as, <ex>kibed</ex> heels</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Beau. & Fl.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kibitka</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ki*bit"ka</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kibitkas</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[Russ.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A tent used by the Kirghiz Tartars.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A rude kind of Russian vehicle, on wheels or on runners, sometimes covered with cloth or leather, and often used as a movable habitation.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiblah</ent><br/
<hw>Kib"lah</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Keblah</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kibosh</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"bosh</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Nonsense; stuff; also, fashion; style.</def> <mark>[Slang]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <def>Portland cement when thrown or blown into the recesses of carved stonework to intensify the shadows.</def></p>

<p><cs><col><b>To put the kibosh on</b></col>, <cd>to dispose of; to squelch; to terminate; put an end to; to do for.</cd> <mark>[Slang]</mark></cs><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiby</ent><br/
<hw>Kib"y</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Affected with kibes.</def>  <rj><au>Skelton.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kichil</ent><br/
<hw>Kich"il</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <def>See <er>Kechil</er>.</def>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kick</ent><br/
<hw>Kick</hw> <pr>(k<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kicked</conjf> <pr>(k<icr/kt)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kicking</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[W. <ets>cicio</ets>, fr. <ets>cic</ets> foot.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; <as>as, a horse <ex>kicks</ex> a groom; a man <ex>kicks</ex> a dog.</as></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>He [Frederick the Great] <qex>kicked</qex> the shins of his judges.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To evict or remove from a place or position, usually with <ptcl>out</ptcl> or <ptcl>off</ptcl>; <as>as, they <ex>kicked</ex> him off the staff; he was <ex>kicked</ex> out of the restaurant; the landlord <ex>kicked</ex> them out of the apartment for making too much noise</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Sport)</fld> <def>To score (goals or points) by kicking; <as>as, they <ex>kicked</ex> three field goals in the game</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To discontinue; -- usually used of habitual activities; <as>as, to <ex>kick</ex> a habit; he <ex>kicked</ex> his drug habit</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>To kick the beam</b></col>, <cd>to fit up and strike the beam; -- said of the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found wanting in weight.</cd> <au>Milton.</au> -- <col><b>To kick the bucket</b></col>, <cd>to lose one's life; to die.</cd> <mark>[Colloq. & Low]</mark> -- <col><b>To kick oneself</b></col>, <cd>to experience strong regret; <as>as, he <ex>kicked himself</ex> for not investing in the stock market in 1995</as>.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kick</ent><br/
<hw>Kick</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so.</def> <specif>Hence,</specif> <mark>(figuratively)</mark>: <def>To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>I should <qex>kick</qex>, being kicked.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.; also called <altname>kick back</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Football)</fld> <def>To make a kick as an offensive play.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To complain strenuously; to object vigorously.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To resist.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kick</ent><br/
<hw>Kick</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>A <qex>kick</qex>, that scarce would move a horse,<br/
May kill a sound divine.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See <xex>Illust.</xex> of <er>Pocketknife</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Brickmaking)</fld> <def>A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>A surge of pleasure; a thrill; -- usually used in the phrase <ecol><b>get a kick out of</b></ecol>; <as>as, I always get a <ex>kick</ex> out of watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump</as>.</def> <mark>[informal]</mark> <br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> bang{3}.</syn><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kickable</ent><br/
<hw>Kick"a*ble</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable or deserving of being kicked.</def>  <ldquo/A <xex>kickable</xex> boy.<rdquo/  <rj><au>G. Eliot.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kickapoos</ent><br/
<hw>Kick`a*poos"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>prop. n. pl.</pos>; <sing>sing. <singw>Kickapoo</singw> <pr>(<?/)</pr></sing>. <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>A tribe of Indians which formerly occupied the region of Northern Illinois, allied in language to the Sacs and Foxes.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kickback</ent><br/
<hw>kick"back`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>recoil, of a gun or machine, as in older automobile engines when started by turning a crank.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A secret, and usually illegal, payment, by a recipient of money paid for goods or services, to a facilitator of the transaction, of a portion of that money;</def> <specif>specifically,</specif> <def>any portion of a gain made by the seller in a commercial transaction which is returned surreptitiously and illegally to a person (such as a purchasing agent) who authorized or recommended the purchase.  It is generally considered a form of <isa>bribe</isa>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kick back</ent><br/
<hw>kick` back"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To recoil; -- of guns and machines.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kick back</ent><br/
<hw>kick` back"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To pay (a kickback); <as>as, they <ex>kicked back</ex> five percent of the sales price</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kicker</ent><br/
<hw>Kick"er</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who, or that which, kicks.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A fact, condition, or circumstance, sometimes concealed or not obvious, which reduces or eliminates the benefit of an apparently advantageous situation; a joker{5}; <as>as, under the Soviet system, bread was good and cheap, but the <ex>kicker</ex> was that you waited in line for hours to get any, if it was available</as>.</def> <mark>[informal]</mark> <br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <specif>Hence:</specif> <def>An unforeseen added expense or additional cost; <as>as, the printer was cheap, but the special paper it needed was an expensive <ex>kicker</ex></as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kicking</ent><br/
<hw>kicking</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of delivering a blow with the foot.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kick, boot.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>alive and kicking</b></col> <cd>alive and vigorously active.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kickoff</ent><br/
<hw>kickoff</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Football)</fld> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>the time at which an event or activity begins.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> beginning, commencement, first, outset, start, starting time, offset.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kick off</ent><br/
<hw>kick` off"</hw> <pos>v. i.</pos> <fld>(Football)</fld>  <def>To kick the football from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score; <as>as, they <ex>kicked off</ex> at two o'clock</as>.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kick off</ent><br/
<hw>kick` off"</hw> <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>to begin; to commence; <as>as, they <ex>kicked off</ex> the rally with a playing of the national anthem</as>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> begin, commence, start.</syn><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kickshaw</ent><br/
<hw>Kick"shaw`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kickshaws</er>, the correct singular.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kickshaws</ent><br/
<hw>Kick"shaws`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it></plu> <plw>Kickshawses</plw> <pr>(#)</pr> <ety>[Corrupt. fr. F. <ets>quelque chose</ets> something, fr. L. <ets>qualis</ets> of what kind (akin to E. <ets>which</ets>) + <ets>suffix</ets> <ets>-guam</ets> + <ets>causa</ets> cause, in LL., a thing. See <er>Which</er>, and <er>Cause</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery thing; a toy.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Art thou good at these <qex>kickshawses</qex>!</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A fancy dish; a tidbit; a delicacy.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Some pigeons, . . . a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny <qex>kickshaws</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Cressy was lost by <qex>kickshaws</qex> and soup-maigre.</q> <rj><qau>Fenton.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kickshoe</ent><br/
<hw>Kick"shoe`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kickshaws.</def>  <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj></p>

<p><ent>Kicky-wisky</ent><br/
<ent>Kicksy-wicksy</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kick"sy-wick`sy</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kick"y-wisk`y</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>That which is restless and uneasy.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ <xex>Kicky-wicky</xex>, or, in some editions, <xex>Kicksy-wicksy</xex>, is applied contemptuously to a wife by Shakespeare, in <ldquo/All's Well that Ends Well,<rdquo/ ii. 3, 297.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kicksy-wicksy</ent><br/
<hw>Kick"sy-wick`sy</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Fantastic; restless; <as>as, <ex>kicksy-wicksy</ex> flames</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Nares.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kickup</ent><br/
<hw>Kick"up</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The water thrush or accentor.</def> <mark>[Local, West Indies]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid</ent><br/
<hw>Kid</hw> <pr>(k<icr/d)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. <ets>ki<edh/</ets>, Dan. & Sw. <ets>kid</ets>; akin to OHG. <ets>kizzi</ets>, G. <ets>kitz</ets>, <ets>kitz</ets>chen, <ets>kitz</ets>lein.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A young goat.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>The . . . leopard shall lie down with the <qex>kid</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Is. xi. 6.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on.</def> <mark>[Slang]</mark>  <rj><au>Charles Reade.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.; kidskin.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <def>Gloves made of kidskin; kid gloves.</def> <mark>[Colloq. & Low]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food.</def>  <rj><au>Cooper.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>Among pugilists, thieves, gunfighters, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly used attributively; <as>as, <ex>kid</ex> Jones</as>.</def> <mark>[Cant]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid</ent><br/
<hw>Kid</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kidded</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kidding</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To bring forth a young goat.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid</ent><br/
<hw>Kid</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Made of kidskin; <as>as, <ex>kid</ex> gloves.</as></def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid</ent><br/
<hw>Kid</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To talk with in a joking or jesting manner; <as>as, she <ex>kidded</ex> him about his freckles</as>.  Often used with <ptcl>around</ptcl>; <as>as, he was just <ex>kidding</ex> around about the fire</as> </def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To jokingly tell a false story to; to fool; <as>as, John told Pete that he had talked to the movie star, but he was only <ex>kidding</ex> him.</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid</ent><br/
<hw>Kid</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To tell a false story, as a jest; <as>as, he was <ex>kidding</ex> about being a pilot</as>.</def>  <ldquo/Are you <xex>kidding</xex>?<rdquo/<br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid</ent><br/
<hw>Kid</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. W. <ets>cidysen</ets>.]</ety> <def>A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Wright.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid</ent><br/
<hw>Kid</hw>, <pos>p. p.</pos> <def>of <er>Kythe</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Gower.</au>  <au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid</ent><br/
<hw>Kid</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>See <er>Kiddy</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos></def> <mark>[Slang]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kidde</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"de</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <def><pos>imp.</pos> of <er>Kythe</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kidderminster</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"der*min`ster</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kind of ingrain carpeting, named from the English town where formerly most of it was manufactured.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiddier</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"di*er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. OSw. <ets>kyta</ets> to truck.]</ety> <def>A huckster; a cadger.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiddle</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"dle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. LL. <ets>kidellus</ets>, Armor. <ets>ki<amac/el</ets>]</ety> <def>A kind of basketwork weir in a river, for catching fish.</def> <altsp>[Improperly spelled <asp>kittle</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiddow</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"dow</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The guillemot.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kiddaw</asp>.]</altsp> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiddy</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"dy</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To deceive; to outwit; to hoax.</def> <mark>[Slang]</mark>  <rj><au>Dickens.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiddy</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"dy</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A young fellow; formerly, a low thief.</def> <mark>[Slang, Eng.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiddyish</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"dy*ish</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Frolicsome; sportive.</def> <mark>[Slang]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kid fox</ent><br/
<hw>Kid" fox`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A young fox.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kidling</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"ling</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Kid</ets> + <ets>-ling</ets>: cf. Sw. <ets>kidling</ets>.]</ety> <def>A young kid.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kidnap</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"nap`</hw> <pr>(k<icr/d"n<acr/p`)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kidnaped</conjf> <pr>(k<icr/d"n<acr/pt`)</pr> or <conjf>Kidnapped</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kidnaping</conjf> or <conjf>Kidnapping</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[<ets>Kid</ets> a child + Prov. E. <ets>nap</ets> to seize, to grasp.  Cf. <er>Knab</er>, <er>Knap</er>, <er>Nab</er>.]</ety> <def>To take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place.</def>  <rj><au>Abbott.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>You may reason or expostulate with the parents, but never attempt to <qex>kidnap</qex> their children, and to make proselytes of them.</q> <rj><qau>Whately.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ Originally used only of stealing children, but now extended in application to any human being, involuntarily abducted.</note></p>

<p><ent>Kidnapper</ent><br/
<ent>Kidnaper</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kid"nap`er</hw> <pr>(k<icr/d"n<acr/p`<etil/r)</pr>, <it>or</it> <hw>Kid"nap`per</hw>  }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kidnapping</ent><br/
<hw>kidnapping</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kidney</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"ney</hw> <pr>(k<icr/d"n<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kidneys</plw> <pr>(k<icr/d"n<icr/z)</pr>.</plu>  <ety>[OE. <ets>kidnei</ets>, <ets>kidnere</ets>, from Icel. <ets>koi<edh/r</ets> belly, womb (akin to Goth. <ets>gipus</ets>, AS. <ets>cwi<thorn/</ets> womb) + OE. <ets>nere</ets> kidney; akin to D. <ets>nier</ets>, G. <ets>niere</ets>, OHG. <ets>nioro</ets>, Icel. <ets>n<ymac/ra</ets>, Dan. <ets>nyre</ets>, Sw. <ets>njure</ets>, and probably to Gr. <grk>nefro`s</grk> Cf. <er>Kite</er> belly.]</ety><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><-- p. 813 --></p>

<p><sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>A glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ In man and in other mammals there are two kidneys, one on each side of vertebral column in the back part of the abdomen, each kidney being connected with the bladder by a long tube, the ureter, through which the urine is constantly excreted into the bladder to be periodically discharged.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Habit; disposition; sort; kind; <as>as, a man of a different <ex>kidney</ex></as>.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><q>There are in later times other decrees, made by popes of another <qex>kidney</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Barrow.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Millions in the world of this man's <qex>kidney</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>L'Estrange.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Your poets, spendthrifts, and other fools of that <qex>kidney</qex>, pretend, forsooth, to crack their jokes on prudence.</q> <rj><qau>Burns.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ This use of the word perhaps arose from the fact that the <xex>kidneys</xex> and the fat about them are an easy test of the condition of an animal as to fatness. <ldquo/Think of that, -- a man of my <xex>kidney</xex>; -- . . . as subject to heat as butter.<rdquo/</note>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A waiter.</def> <mark>[Old Cant]</mark>  <rj><au>Tatler.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Floating kidney</b></col>. <cd>See <cref>Wandering kidney</cref>, under <er>Wandering</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kidney bean</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>a sort of bean; -- so named from its shape. It is of the genus <gen>Phaseolus</gen> (<spn>Phaseolus vulgaris</spn>). See under <er>Bean</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kidney ore</b></col> <fld>(Min.)</fld>, <cd>a variety of hematite or iron sesquioxide, occurring in compact kidney-shaped masses.</cd> -- <col><b>Kidney stone</b></col>. <fld>(Min.)</fld> <cd>See <er>Nephrite</er>, and <er>Jade</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kidney vetch</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>a leguminous herb of Europe and Asia (<spn>Anthyllis vulneraria</spn>), with cloverlike heads of red or yellow flowers, once used as a remedy for renal disorders, and also to stop the flow of blood from wounds; lady's-fingers.</cd></cs></p>

<p><ent>Kidney-shaped</ent><br/
<ent>Kidney-form</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kid"ney-form`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kid"ney-shaped`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having the form or shape of a kidney; reniform; <as>as, a <ex>kidney-shaped</ex> leaf; a <ex>kidney-shaped</ex> swimming pool</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Gray.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kidneywort</ent><br/
<hw>Kid"ney*wort`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A kind of saxifrage <spn>(Saxifrage stellaris)</spn>.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The navelwort.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kidskin</ent><br/
<hw>kidskin</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; kid{3}.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kid.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kie</ent><br/
<hw>Kie</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Kee</er>.]</ety> <def>Kine; cows.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiefekil</ent><br/
<hw>Kie"fe*kil</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Per. <ets>keff</ets> foam, scum + <ets>gil</ets> clay, mud.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A species of clay; meerschaum.</def> <altsp>[Also written <asp>keffekil</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kier</ent><br/
<hw>Kier</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Icel. <ets>ker</ets> a tub.]</ety> <fld>(Bleaching)</fld> <def>A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; -- also called <altname>keeve</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kieselguhr</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kie"sel*guhr`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[G., fr. <ets>kiesel</ets> flint + <ets>guhr</ets> an earthy deposit or sediment in water.]</ety> <def>Siliceous earth; diatomaceous earth; specifically, porous infusorial earth, used as an absorbent of nitroglycerin in the manufacture of dynamite.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kieserite</ent><br/
<hw>Kie"ser*ite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Named after <person>Prof. <etsep>Kieser</etsep></person>, of Jena.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>Hydrous sulphate of magnesia found at the salt mines of Stassfurt, Prussian Saxony.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kieve</ent><br/
<hw>Kieve</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Keeve</er>, <pos>n.</pos></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiggelaria</ent><br/
<hw>Kiggelaria</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A small genus of South African shrubs or small trees.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Kiggelaria</gen>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kike</ent><br/
<hw>Kike</hw> <pr>(k<imac/k)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[Cf. D. <ets>kijken</ets>, Sw. <ets>kika</ets>.]</ety> <def>To gaze; to stare.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kike</ent><br/
<hw>Kike</hw> <pr>(k<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos> <def>To kick.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj></p>

<p><ent>kike</ent><br/
<hw>kike</hw> <pr>(k<imac/k)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A derogatory name for a <sig>jew</sig>, usually intended and taken as disparaging and offensive.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kildeer</ent><br/
<hw>kildeer</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>killdeer</er>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> killdeer, killdeer plover, Charadrius vociferus.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilderkin</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"der*kin</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OD. <ets>kindeken</ets>, <ets>kinneken</ets>, a small barrel, orig., a little child, fr. <ets>kind</ets> child; akin to G. <ets>kind</ets>, and to E. <ets>kin</ets>.]</ety> <def>A small barrel; an old liquid measure containing eighteen English beer gallons, or nearly twenty-two gallons, United States measure.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kinderkin</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilerg</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"erg`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>  <ety>[<ets>Kilo-</ets> + <ets>erg</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>A unit of work equal to one thousand ergs.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kiley</ent><br/
<hw>kiley</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>An Australian boomerang, having one side flat and the other convex.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kylie.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilkenny cats</ent><br/
<hw>Kil*ken"ny cats</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <def>Two cats fabled, in an Irish story, to have fought till nothing was left but their tails. It is probably a parable of a local contest between Kilkenny and Irishtown, which impoverished both towns.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kill</ent><br/
<hw>Kill</hw> <pr>(k<icr/l)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kiln.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Fuller.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kill</ent><br/
<hw>Kill</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>kil</ets>.]</ety> <def>A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; <as>as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the <ex>Kill</ex> van Kull, or the <ex>Kills</ex></as>; -- used also in composition; <as>as, Schuyl<ex>kill</ex>, Cats<ex>kill</ex>, etc.</as></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kill</ent><br/
<hw>Kill</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Killed</conjf> <pr>(k<icr/ld)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Killing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>killen</ets>, <ets>kellen</ets>, <ets>cullen</ets>, to kill, strike; perh. the same word as <ets>cwellen</ets>, <ets>quellen</ets>, to kill (cf. <er>Quell</er>), or perh. rather akin to Icel. <ets>kolla</ets> to hit in the head, harm, <ets>kollr</ets> top, summit, head, Sw. <ets>kulle</ets>, D. <ets>kollen</ets> to kill with the ax.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Ah, <qex>kill</qex> me with thy weapon, not with words !</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To destroy; to ruin; <as>as, to <ex>kill</ex> one's chances; to <ex>kill</ex> the sale of a book.</as></def> <ldquo/To <xex>kill</xex> thine honor.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Her lively color <qex>kill'd</qex> with deadly cares.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; <as>as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain <ex>kills</ex> the wind; new sound insultation <ex>killed</ex> the loud noises from outside</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><q>Be comforted, good madam; the great rage,<br/
You see, is <qex>killed</qex> in him.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; <as>as, alkali <ex>kills</ex> acid</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To waste or spend unprofitably; -- usually used of time; <as>as, he <ex>killed</ex> an hour waiting for the doctor to see him</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>To cancel or forbid publication of (a report, article, etc.), after it has been written; <as>as, they <ex>killed</ex> the article after getting threats of a lawsuit</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>To kill time</b></col>, <cd>to busy one's self with something which occupies the attention, or makes the time pass without tediousness.</cd></cs></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To murder; assassinate; slay; butcher; destroy. -- To <er>Kill</er>, <er>Murder</er>, <er>Assassinate</er>. To <xex>kill</xex> does not necessarily mean any more than to deprive of life. A man may <xex>kill</xex> another by accident or in self-defense, without the imputation of guilt. To <xex>murder</xex> is to kill with malicious forethought and intention. To <xex>assassinate</xex> is to <xex>murder</xex> suddenly and by stealth. The sheriff may <xex>kill</xex> without <xex>murdering</xex>; the duelist <xex>murders</xex>, but does not <xex>assassinate</xex> his antagonist; the assassin <xex>kills</xex> and <xex>murders</xex>.</syn></p>

<p><ent>Kill</ent><br/
<hw>Kill</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of killing.</def></p>

<p><q><ldquo/There is none like to me!<rdquo/ says the cub in the pride of his earliest <qex>kill</qex>.</q>  <rj><qau>Kipling.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <def>An animal killed in the hunt, as by a beast of prey.</def></p>

<p><q>If ye plunder his <qex>kill</qex> from a weaker, devour not all in thy pride.</q>  <rj><qau>Kipling.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>killable</ent><br/
<hw>killable</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>fit to kill, especially for food.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killdeer</ent><br/
<ent>Killdee</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kill"dee`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kill"deer`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[So named from its notes.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A small American plover (<spn>Charadrius vociferus</spn>, formerly <spn>Aegialitis vocifera</spn>) of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry.  The adult has two black bands around the neck and upper breast, but the young chick has only the breast band.  It ranges from Canada to Mexico and the West Indies.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kildeer, killdeer plover, <spn>Charadrius vociferus</spn>.</syn><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> + <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ It is dark grayish brown above; the rump and upper tail coverts are yellowish rufous; the belly, throat, and a line over the eyes, white; a ring round the neck and band across the breast, black.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killer</ent><br/
<hw>Kill"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who deprives of life; one who, or that which, kills.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A voracious, toothed whale of the genus <gen>Orca</gen>, of which several species are known; called also <altname>killer whale</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ The <xex>killers</xex> have a high dorsal fin, and powerful jaws armed with large, sharp teeth. They capture, and swallow entire, large numbers of seals, porpoises, and dolphins, and are celebrated for their savage, combined attacks upon the right whales, which they are said to mutilate and kill. The common Atlantic species (<spn>Orca gladiator</spn>), is found both on the European and the American coast. Two species (<spn>Orca ater</spn> and <spn>Orca rectipinna</spn>) occur on the Pacific coast.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killer whale</ent><br/
<hw>Kill"er whale`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>see <er>killer{2}</er>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killesse</ent><br/
<hw>Kil*lesse"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Coulisse</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A gutter, groove, or channel.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A hipped roof.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Parker.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killifish</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"li*fish`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus <gen>Fundulus</gen> and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Called also <altname>minnow</altname>, and <altname>brook fish</altname>. See <er>Minnow</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killigrew</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"li*grew</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The Cornish chough. See under <er>Chough</er>.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killikinick</ent><br/
<hw>Kil`li*ki*nick"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kinnikinic</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killing</ent><br/
<hw>Kill"ing</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Literally, that kills; having power to kill; fatal; in a colloquial sense, conquering; captivating; irresistible.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Kill"ing*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos></wordforms><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Those eyes are made so <qex>killing</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Nothing could be more <qex>killingly</qex> spoken.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>killing</ent><br/
<hw>kill"ing</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act or process of causing a living organism to die.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An unusually large gain in a financial or business transaction or enterprise; <as>as, she made a <ex>killing</ex> trading cattle futures</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kill-joy</ent><br/
<hw>Kill"-joy`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who causes gloom or grief; a dispiriting person; a spoilsport.</def>  <rj><au>W. Black.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killock</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"lock</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Scot. <ets>killick</ets> <ldquo/the flue [fluke] of an anchor.<rdquo/ <au>Jamieson.</au>]</ety> <def>A small anchor; also, a kind of anchor formed by a stone inclosed by pieces of wood fastened together.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>killick</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Killow</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"low</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Prov. E. <ets>kollow</ets> the smut or grime on the backs of chimneys.]</ety> <def>An earth of a blackish or deep blue color.</def>  <rj><au>Woodward.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiln</ent><br/
<hw>Kiln</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ln <it>or</it> k<icr/l)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kilne</ets>, <ets>kulne</ets>, AS. <ets>cyln</ets>, <ets>cylen</ets>; akin to Icel. <ets>kylna</ets>; prob. from the same source as <ets>coal</ets>. See <er>Coal</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying anything; <as>as, a <ex>kiln</ex> for baking or hardening earthen vessels; a <ex>kiln</ex> for drying grain, meal, lumber, etc.; a <ex>kiln</ex> for calcining limestone.</as></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A furnace for burning bricks; a brickkiln.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiln-dry</ent><br/
<hw>Kiln"-dry`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To dry in a kiln; <as>as, to <ex>kiln-dry</ex> meal or grain</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Mortimer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilnhole</ent><br/
<hw>Kiln"hole`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The mouth or opening of an oven or kiln.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilo</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"lo</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kilos</plw> <pr>(#)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[F.]</ety> <def>An abbreviation of <er>Kilogram</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilo-</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"o-</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>pref.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>kilo-</ets>. See <er>Kilogram</er>.]</ety> <def>A combining form used to signify <sig>thousand</sig> in forming the names of units of measurement; <as>as, <ex>kilo</ex>gram, <ex>kilo</ex>meter, <ex>kilo</ex>watt, etc.</as></def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilogramme</ent><br/
<ent>Kilogram</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kil"o*gram</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kil"o*gramme</hw>  }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>kilogramme</ets>; pref. <ets>kilo-</ets> (fr. Gr. <grk>chi`lioi</grk> a thousand ) + <ets>gramme.</ets> See 3d <er>Gram</er>.]</ety> <def>A measure of mass and weight, being a thousand grams, equal to 2.2046226 pounds avoirdupois (15,432.34 grains).  It is nearly equal to the mass of a cubic decimeter of distilled water at the temperature of maximum density, or 39<deg/ Fahrenheit.  See 3rd <er>gram</er>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilogrammetre</ent><br/
<ent>Kilogrammeter</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kil"o*gram*me`ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kil"o*gram*me`tre</hw>  }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Mech.)</fld> <def>A measure of energy or work done, being the amount expended in raising one kilogram through the height of one meter, in the latitude of Paris.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilolitre</ent><br/
<ent>Kiloliter</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kil"o*li`ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kil"o*li`tre</hw>  }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>kilolitre</ets>. See <er>Kilogram</er>, and <er>Liter</er>.]</ety> <def>A measure of capacity equal to a cubic meter, or a thousand liters. It is equivalent to 35.315 cubic feet, and to 220.04 imperial gallons, or 264.18 American gallons of 321 cubic inches.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilometre</ent><br/
<ent>Kilometer</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kil"o*me`ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kil"o*me`tre</hw>  }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>kilometre</ets>. See <er>Kilogram</er>, and <er>Meter</er>.]</ety> <def>A measure of length, being a thousand meters. It is equal to 3,280.84 feet, or 0.62137119 of a mile.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilostere</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"o*stere`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>kilostere</ets>. See <er>Kilogram</er>, and <er>Stere</er>.]</ety> <def>A cubic measure containing 1000 cubic meters, and equivalent to 35,315 cubic feet.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilovolt</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"o*volt`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>  <ety>[<ets>Kilo-</ets> + <ets>volt</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Elec.)</fld> <def>A unit of electromotive force equal to one thousand volts.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilowatt</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"o*watt</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Kilogram</er> and <er>Watt</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Elec.)</fld> <def>One thousand watts.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilowatt hour</ent><br/
<hw>Kil"o*watt` hour</hw>. <fld>(Elec.)</fld> <def>A unit of work or energy equal to that done by one kilowatt acting for one hour; -- approximately equal to 1.34 horse-power hour.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilt</ent><br/
<hw>Kilt</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <def><pos>p. p.</pos> from <er>Kill</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilt</ent><br/
<hw>Kilt</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OGael. <ets>cealt</ets> clothes, or rather perh. fr. Dan. <ets>kilte op</ets> to truss, tie up, tuck up.]</ety> <def>A kind of short petticoat, reaching from the waist to the knees, worn in the Highlands of Scotland by men, and in the Lowlands by young boys; a filibeg.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kelt</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilt</ent><br/
<hw>Kilt</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kilted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kilting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To tuck up; to truss up, as the clothes.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark>  <rj><au>Sir W. Scott.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilted</ent><br/
<hw>Kilt"ed</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Having on a kilt.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Plaited after the manner of kilting.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Tucked or fastened up; -- said of petticoats, etc.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kilter</ent><br/
<hw>kil"ter</hw> <pr>(k<icr/l"t<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Gael. & Ir. <ets>cealt</ets> clothes, Gael. <ets>cealltair</ets> spear, castle, cause, Prov. E. <ets>kilter</ets> tool, instrument.  Cf. <er>Kilt</er>.]</ety> <def>Regular order or proper condition.  Same as <er>kelter</er>, but <er>kilter</er> is the more common spelling in the U. S.  Used chiefly in the phrase <ecol><b>out of kilter</b></ecol>, meaning out of order or irregular in some manner.</def> <altsp>[Also spelled <asp>kelter</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kilting</ent><br/
<hw>Kilt"ing</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Dressmaking)</fld> <def>A perpendicular arrangement of flat, single plaits, each plait being folded so as to cover half the breadth of the preceding one.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kimbo</ent><br/
<hw>Kim"bo</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Akimbo</er>.]</ety> <def>Crooked; arched; bent.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kimbow</asp>.]</altsp>  <rj><au>Dryden.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kimmerian</ent><br/
<hw>Kim*me"ri*an</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>See <er>Cimmerian</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kimnel</ent><br/
<hw>Kim"nel</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A tub. See <er>Kemelin</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>She knew not what a <qex>kimnel</qex> was</q> <rj><qau>Beau. & Fl.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kimono</ent><br/
<hw>ki*mo"no</hw> <pr>(k<icr/*m<omac/"n<omac/; Jap. k<icr/m"<omac/*n<omac/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu>pl. <plw>-nos</plw> <pr>(k<icr/*m<omac/"n<omac/z)</pr></plu>. <ety>[Jap., <tr>article of clothing</tr>, fr. <ets>ki</ets> to wear + <ets>mono</ets> thing.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A kind of loose robe or gown tied with a sash, worn as a traditional outer garment by Japanese women and men.  Women may wear it with a broad sash called an <er>obi</er>, having a large bow in the back.  At present (1998), most Japanese wear it only at home or on ceremonial occasions, western-style clothing being more common in the workplace.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <def>A similar gown worn as a dressing gown by women of Western nations.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kimry</ent><br/
<hw>Kim"ry</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cymry</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>-kin</ent><br/
<hw>-kin</hw> <pr>(-k<icr/n)</pr> <pos>suff.</pos> <ety>[Of Low German origin; cf. G. <ets>-chen</ets>, LG. -- <ets>ken</ets>.]</ety> <def>A diminutive suffix; <as>as, mani<ex>kin</ex>; lamb<ex>kin</ex></as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kin</ent><br/
<hw>Kin</hw> <pr>(k<icr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.</def>  <rj><au>Riemann.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kin</ent><br/
<hw>Kin</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kin</ets>, <ets>cun</ets>, AS. <ets>cynn</ets> kin, kind, race, people; akin to <ets>cennan</ets> to beget, D. <ets>kunne</ets> sex, OS. & OHG. <ets>kunni</ets> kin, race, Icel. <ets>kyn</ets>, Goth. <ets>kuni</ets>, G. & D. <ets>kind</ets> a child, L. <ets>genus</ets> kind, race, L. <ets>gignere</ets> to beget, Gr. <grk>gi`gnesqai</grk> to be born, Skr. <ets>jan</ets> to beget.  <root/44.  Cf. <er>Kind</er>, <er>King</er>, <er>Gender</er> kind, <er>Nation</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Relatives; persons of the same family or race.</def><br/
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<p><q>The father, mother, and the <qex>kin</qex> beside.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>You are of <qex>kin</qex>, and so a friend to their persons.</q> <rj><qau>Bacon.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kine</ent><br/
<ent>Kin</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kin</hw> <pr>(k<icr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> Also <hw>Kine</hw> <pr>(k<imac/n)</pr> }</mhw>. <ety>[Gr. <grk>kinei^n</grk> to move.]</ety> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>The unit velocity in the C. G. S. system -- a velocity of one centimeter per second.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kin</ent><br/
<hw>Kin</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of the same nature or kind; kinder.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Kin</xex> to the king.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kinaesodic</ent><br/
<hw>Kin`<ae/*sod"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>Kinesodic.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kinaesthesis</ent><br/
<ent>kinaesthesia</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>kin`aes*the"sia</hw>, <hw>kin`aes*the"sis</hw></mhw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <grk>kinei^n</grk> to move + <?/ perception.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>The perception attendant upon the movements of the muscles; the sensation accompanying movement of the muscles.</def>  <altsp>[Also spelled <asp>kin`es*the"sia</asp> and <asp>kin`es*the"sis</asp>.]</altsp> <rj><au>Bastian.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kinesthetic</ent><br/
<ent>Kinaesthetic</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kin`<ae/s*thet"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kin`es*thet"ic</hw>  }</mhw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of, pertaining to, or involving, kinaesthesia.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kinase</ent><br/
<hw>ki"nase</hw> <pr>(k<imac/"n<amac/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Biochemistry)</fld> <def>One of a class of enzymes that catalyze transfer of a phosphate group from ATP to another molecule; it is a type of <isa>phosphorylase</isa>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kinate</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"nate</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>kinate</ets>. ]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>See <er>Quinate</er>.</def> <mark>[Obsolescent]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kinchinjunga</ent><br/
<hw>Kinchinjunga</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>same as <er>Kanchenjunga</er>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Kanchenjunga, Kanchanjanga.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kincob</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"cob</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>India silk brocaded with flowers in silver or gold.</def> -- <def2><pos>a.</pos> <def>Of the nature of kincob; brocaded.</def> <au>Thackeray.</au></def2><br/
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<p><ent>Kind</ent><br/
<hw>Kind</hw> <pr>(k<imac/nd)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <amorph>[<pos>Compar.</pos> <adjf>Kinder</adjf> <pr>(k<imac/nd"<etil/r)</pr>; <pos>superl.</pos> <adjf>Kindest</adjf>.]</amorph> <ety>[AS. <ets>cynde</ets>, <ets>gecynde</ets>, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. <ets>kin</ets>. See <er>Kin</er> kindred.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth the <qex>kind</qex> taste.</q> <rj><qau>Holland.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; <as>as, a <ex>kind</ex> man; a <ex>kind</ex> heart.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>Yet was he <qex>kind</qex>, or if severe in aught,<br/
The love he bore to learning was his fault.</q> <rj><qau>Goldsmith.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.</def><br/
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<p><q>He is <qex>kind</qex> unto the unthankful and to evil.</q> <rj><qau>Luke vi 35.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>O cruel Death, to those you take more <qex>kind</qex><br/
Than to the wretched mortals left behind.</q> <rj><qau>Waller.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>A fellow feeling makes one wondrous <qex>kind</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Garrick.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; <as>as, a <ex>kind</ex> act</as>.</def> <ldquo/Manners so <xex>kind</xex>, yet stately.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Tennyson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Gentle; tractable; easily governed; <as>as, a horse <ex>kind</ex> in harness</as>.</def></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Benevolent; benign; beneficent; bounteous; gracious; propitious; generous; forbearing; indulgent; tender; humane; compassionate; good; lenient; clement; mild; gentle; bland; obliging; friendly; amicable. See <er>Obliging</er>.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kind</ent><br/
<hw>Kind</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kinde</ets>, <ets>cunde</ets>, AS. <ets>cynd</ets>. See <er>Kind</er>, <pos>a.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Nature; natural instinct or disposition.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>He knew by <qex>kind</qex> and by no other lore.</q> <rj><qau>Chaucer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,<br/
Are led by <qex>kind t'</qex>admire your fellow-creature.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Race; genus; species; generic class; <as>as, in man<ex>kind</ex> or human<ex>kind</ex></as>.</def> <ldquo/Come of so low a <xex>kind</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>Every <qex>kind</qex> of beasts, and of birds.</q> <rj><qau>James iii.7.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>She follows the law of her <qex>kind</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Wordsworth.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Here to sow the seed of bread,<br/
That man and all the <qex>kinds</qex> be fed.</q> <rj><qau>Emerson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion; manner; variety; description; <as>as, there are several <ex>kinds</ex> of eloquence, of style, and of music; many <ex>kinds</ex> of government; various <ex>kinds</ex> of soil, etc.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>How diversely Love doth his pageants play,<br/
And snows his power in variable <qex>kinds</qex> !</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>There is one <qex>kind</qex> of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.</q> <rj><qau>I Cor. xv. 39.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Diogenes was asked in a <qex>kind</qex> of scorn: What was the matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not rich men philosophers?</q> <rj><qau>Bacon.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>A kind of</b></col>, <cd>something belonging to the class of; something like to; -- said loosely or slightingly.</cd> <col><b>In kind</b></col>, <cd>in the produce or designated commodity itself, as distinguished from its value in money.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><q>Tax on tillage was often levied <qex>in kind</qex> upon corn.</q> <rj><qau>Arbuthnot.</qau></rj></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Sort; species; type; class; genus; nature; style; character; breed; set.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kind</ent><br/
<hw>Kind</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Kin</er>.]</ety> <def>To beget.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kindergarten</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"der*gar`ten</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[G., lit., children's garden; <ets>kinder</ets> (pl. of <ets>kind</ets> child, akin to E. <ets>kin</ets> kindred) + <ets>garten</ets> garden.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A class within a primary school or a separate school for young children, usually between the ages of four and six years, designed to adapt children to the classroom environment before beginning academic training, on the theory that education should be begun by gratifying and cultivating the normal aptitude for exercise, play, observation, imitation, and construction; -- a name given by <person>Friedrich Froebel</person>, a German educator, who introduced this method of training, in rooms opening on a garden.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kindergartner</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"der*gart`ner</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who teaches in a kindergarten.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kind-hearted</ent><br/
<hw>Kind"-heart`ed</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having kindness of nature; sympathetic; characterized by a humane disposition; <as>as, a <ex>kind-hearted</ex> landlord</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>To thy self at least <qex>kind-hearted</qex> prove.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kind-heartedness</ent><br/
<hw>Kind"-heart`ed*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state or quality of being kind-hearted; benevolence.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kindle</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"dle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kindlen</ets>, <ets>cundlen</ets>. See <er>Kind</er>.]</ety> <def>To bring forth young.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>The poor beast had but lately <qex>kindled</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Holland.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kindle</ent><br/
<hw>Kin`dle</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kindled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kindling</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[Icel. <ets>kyndill</ets> candle, torch; prob. fr. L. <ets>candela</ets>; cf. also Icel. <ets>kynda</ets> to kindle.  Cf. <er>Candle</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; <as>as, to <ex>kindle</ex> a match, or shavings</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>His breath <qex>kindleth</qex> coals.</q> <rj><qau>Job xii. 21.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; <as>as, to <ex>kindle</ex> anger or wrath; to <ex>kindle</ex> the flame of love, or love into a flame</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>So is a contentious man to <qex>kindle</qex> strife.</q> <rj><qau>Prov. xxvi. 21.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Nothing remains but that I <qex>kindle</qex> the boy thither.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q><qex>Kindling</qex> her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Could swell the soul to rage, or <qex>kindle</qex> soft desire.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite; arouse; stir up.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kindle</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"dle</hw> <pr>(k<icr/n"d'l)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.</def><br/
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<p><q>When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame <qex>kindle</qex> upon thee.</q> <rj><qau>Is. xliii. 2.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <mark>(Fig.)</mark>: <def>To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.</def><br/
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<p><q>On all occasions where forbearance might be called for, the Briton <qex>kindles</qex>, and the Christian gives way.</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kindler</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"dler</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who, or that which, kindles, stirs up, or sets on fire.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Kindlers</xex> of riot.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Gay.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kindless</ent><br/
<hw>Kind"less</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Destitute of kindness; unnatural.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/<xex>Kindless</xex> villain.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kindliness</ent><br/
<hw>Kind"li*ness</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Natural inclination; natural course.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The quality or state of being kindly; benignity; benevolence; gentleness; tenderness; <as>as, <ex>kindliness</ex> of disposition, of treatment, or of words</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>In kind a father, but not in <qex>kindliness</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Sackville.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Softness; mildness; propitiousness; <as>as, <ex>kindliness</ex> of weather, or of a season</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Fruits and corn are much advanced by temper of the air and<br/
<qex>kindliness</qex> of seasons.</q> <rj><qau>Whitlock.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kindling</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"dling</hw> <pr>(k<icr/n"dl<icr/ng)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of causing to burn, or of exciting or inflaming the passions.</def></p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Materials, easily lighted, for starting a fire, such as small twigs or paper; -- also used in the <pluf>pl.</pluf>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kindly</ent><br/
<hw>Kind"ly</hw> <pr>(k<imac/nd"l<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <amorph>[<pos>Compar.</pos> <adjf>Kindlier</adjf> <pr>(k<imac/nd"l<icr/*<etil/r)</pr>; <pos>superl.</pos> <adjf>Kindliest</adjf>.]</amorph> <ety>[AS. <ets>cyndelic</ets>. See <er>Kind</er>, <pos>n.</pos> ]</ety><br/
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<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>According to the kind or nature; natural.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>The <qex>kindly</qex> fruits of the earth.</q> <rj><qau>Book of Com. Prayer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>An herd of bulls whom <qex>kindly</qex> rage doth sting.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Whatsoever as the Son of God he may do, it is <qex>kindly</qex> for<br/
Him as the Son of Man to save the sons of men.</q> <rj><qau>L. Andrews.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful; <as>as, <ex>kindly</ex> affections, words, acts, etc.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>The shade by which my life was crossed, . . . <br/
Has made me <qex>kindly</qex> with my kind.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.</def><br/
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<p><q>In soft silence shed the <qex>kindly</qex> shower.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Should e'er a <qex>kindlier</qex> time ensue.</q> <rj><qau>Wordsworth.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><note><hand/ <ldquo/Nothing ethical was connoted in <xex>kindly</xex> once: it was simply the adjective of <xex>kind</xex>. But it is God's ordinance that <xex>kind</xex> should be <xex>kindly</xex>, in our modern sense of the word as well; and thus the word has attained this meaning.<rdquo/</note>  <rj><au>Trench.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kindly</ent><br/
<hw>Kind"ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Naturally; fitly.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <au>Chaucer.</au><br/
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<p><q>Examine how <qex>kindly</qex> the Hebrew manners of speech mix and incorporate with the English language</q> <rj><qau>Addison.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>In a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige.</def><br/
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<p><q>Be <qex>kindly</qex> affectioned one to another, with brotherly love.</q> <rj><qau>Rom. xii. 10. </qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kindness</ent><br/
<hw>Kind"ness</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From <er>Kind</er>. <pos>a.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.</def><br/
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<p><q>I do fear thy nature;<br/
It is too full o' the milk of human <qex>kindness</qex><br/
To catch the nearest way.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Unremembered acts<br/
Of <qex>kindness</qex> and of love.</q> <rj><qau>Wordsworth.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A kind act; an act of good will; <as>as, to do a great <ex>kindness</ex></as>.</def></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Good will; benignity; grace; tenderness; compassion; humanity; clemency; mildness; gentleness; goodness; generosity; beneficence; favor.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kindred</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"dred</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kinrede</ets>, <ets>kynrede</ets>, <ets>kunreden</ets> (with excrescent <ets>d</ets>), fr. AS. <ets>cynn</ets> kin, race + the termination <ets>-r<aemac/den</ets>, akin to AS. <ets>r<aemac/dan</ets> to advise, G. <ets>rathen</ets>.  Cf. <er>Hatred</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin.</def><br/
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<p><q>Like her, of equal <qex>kindred</qex> to the throne.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other.</def><br/
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<p><q>I think there's no man is secure<br/
But the queen's <qex>kindred</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Kin; kinsfolk; relatives; kinsmen; relations; relationship; affinity.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kindred</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"dred</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; <as>as, <ex>kindred</ex> souls; <ex>kindred</ex> skies; <ex>kindred</ex> propositions.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>True to the <qex>kindred</qex> points of heaven and home.</q> <rj><qau>Wordsworth.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kine</ent><br/
<hw>Kine</hw> <pr>(k<imac/n)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[For older <ets>kyen</ets>, formed like <ets>oxen</ets>, fr. AS. <ets>c<ymac/</ets>, itself pl. of <ets>c<umac/</ets> cow. See <er>Cow</er>, and cf. <er>Kee</er>, <er>Kie</er>.]</ety> <def>Cows.</def> <ldquo/A herd of fifty or sixty <xex>kine</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj></p>

<p><ent>Kinematical</ent><br/
<ent>Kinematic</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kin`e*mat"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kin`e*mat"ic*al</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to kinematics.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kinematic curves</b></col>, <cd>curves produced by machinery, or a combination of motions, as distinguished from mathematical curves.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Kinematics</ent><br/
<hw>Kin`e*mat"ics</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. (<?/),(<?/) motion, fr. <grk>kinei^n</grk> to move.]</ety> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>The science which treats of motions considered in themselves, or apart from their causes; the comparison and relation of motions.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ Kinematics forms properly an introduction to mechanics, as involving the mathematical principles which are to be applied to its data of forces.</note>  <rj><au>Nichol.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kinepox</ent><br/
<hw>Kine"pox`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>See <er>Cowpox</er>.</def></p>

<p>Kin"e*scope <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kinetoscope</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kinesiatrics</ent><br/
<hw>Kin`e*si*at"rics</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. (<?/) motion (fr. <grk>kinei^n</grk> to move) + (<?/) pertaining to medicine, fr. (<?/) a physician.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A mode of treating disease by appropriate muscular movements; -- also termed <altname>kinesitherapy</altname>, <altname>kinesipathy</altname>, <altname>lingism</altname>, and the <altname>movement cure</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kinesipathy</ent><br/
<hw>Kin`e*sip"a*thy</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ motion + <grk>pa`qos</grk> suffering.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>See <er>Kinesiatrics</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kinesitherapy</ent><br/
<hw>Kin`e*si*ther"a*py</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ motion + <?/ to heal.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>See <er>Kinesiatrics</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kinesodic</ent><br/
<hw>Kin`e*sod"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ motion + <?/ way: cf. F. <ets>kin<eacute/sodigue</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>Conveying motion; <as>as, <ex>kinesodic</ex> substance</as>; -- applied esp. to the spinal cord, because it is capable of conveying doth voluntary and reflex motor impulses, without itself being affected by motor impulses applied to it directly.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kinetic</ent><br/
<hw>ki*net"ic</hw> <pr>(k<icr/*n<ecr/t"<icr/k <or/ k<isl/*n<ecr/t"<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>kinhtiko`s</grk>, from <grk>kinei^n</grk> to move.]</ety> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kinetic energy</b></col>. <cd>See <er>Energy</er>, <pos>n.</pos> 4.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>kinesthetic</ent><br/
<ent>kinesthesis</ent><br/
<ent>kinesthesia</ent><br/
<hw>kin`es*the"sia</hw>, <hw>kin`es*the"sis</hw> <hw>kin`es*thet"ic</hw> <def>See <er>kinaesthesia</er>, <er>kinaesthesis</er>, and <er>kinaesthetic</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kinesthetics</ent><br/
<hw>kin`es*thet"ics</hw> <pr>(k<icr/n`<ecr/s*th<ecr/t"<icr/ks)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The ability to feel movements of the limbs and body.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kinesthesis, kinaesthesis, kinesthesia, kinaesthesia, muscle sense, sense of movement.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>kinetics</ent><br/
<hw>ki*net"ics</hw> <pr>(k<icr/*n<ecr/t"<icr/ks <or/ k<isl/*n<ecr/t"<icr/ks)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>See <er>Dynamics</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kinetogenesis</ent><br/
<hw>ki*ne`to*gen"e*sis</hw> <pr>(k<isl/*n<emac/`t<osl/*j<ecr/n"<esl/*s<icr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>kinhto`s</grk> movable + E. <ets>genesis</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>The doctrine or hypothesis that animal structures have been produced, directly or indirectly, by animal movements.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kinetoscope</ent><br/
<hw>ki*ne"to*scope</hw> <pr>(k<isl/*n<emac/`t<osl/*sk<omac/p; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>kinhto`s</grk> movable + <ets>-scope</ets>.]</ety> <def>An instrument for producing curves by the combination of circular movements; -- called also <altname>kinescope</altname>.</def> <rj><au>Cope.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>kinetograph</ent><br/
<hw>ki*ne"to*graph</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ movable + <ets>-graph</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A camera for making chronophotographs.</def> <mark>[obsolescent]</mark> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A machine for the projection of chronophotographs upon a screen for the purpose of producing the effect of an animated picture.</def> <mark>[obsolescent]</mark> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>A combined animated-picture machine and phonograph in which sounds appropriate to the scene are automatically uttered by the latter instrument.  It has been superseded by recording techniques allowing the sounds to be recorded directly on the motion-picture film.</def> <mark>[obsolescent]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>kinetophone</ent><br/
<hw>ki*ne"to*phone</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Kinetic</er>, <er>Phone</er>.]</ety> <def>A machine combining a kinetoscope and a phonograph synchronized so as to reproduce a scene and its accompanying sounds.  It has been superseded by recording techniques allowing the sounds to be recorded directly on the motion-picture film.</def> <mark>[obsolescent]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kinetoscope</ent><br/
<hw>Ki*ne"to*scope</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Originally a tradename, 1894.]</ety> <def>An obsolete form of moving picture viewer, in which a film carrying successive instantaneous views of a moving scene travels uniformly through the field of a magnifying glass. The observer sees each picture, momentarily, through a slit in a revolving disk, and these glimpses, blended by persistence of vision, give the impression of continuous motion.  It has been superseded by more recent versions of movie projector and electronic video viewers.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kinfolk</ent><br/
<hw>kin"folk`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Relatives; kindred; kin; kinsfolk; persons of the same family or closely related families.</def><br/
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<p><ent>King</ent><br/
<hw>King</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ng)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.</def><br/
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<p><ent>King</ent><br/
<hw>King</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>cyng</ets>, <ets>cyning</ets>; akin to OS. <ets>kuning</ets>, D. <ets>koning</ets>, OHG. <ets>kuning</ets>, G. <ets>k<oum/nig</ets>, Icel. <ets>konungr</ets>, Sw. <ets>konung</ets>, Dan. <ets>konge</ets>; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. <ets>kin</ets>; cf. Icel. <ets>konr</ets> a man of noble birth. <root/44. See <er>Kin</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.</def> <ldquo/Ay, every inch a <xex>king</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q><qex>Kings</qex> will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.</q> <rj><qau>Burke.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>There was a State without <qex>king</qex> or nobles.</q> <rj><qau>R. Choate.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>But yonder comes the powerful <qex>King</qex> of Day,<br/
Rejoicing in the east</q> <rj><qau>Thomson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; <as>as, a railroad <ex>king</ex>; a money <ex>king</ex>; the <ex>king</ex> of the lobby; the <ex>king</ex> of beasts.</as></def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A playing card having the picture of a <ex>king{1}</ex>; <as>as, the <ex>king</ex> of diamonds</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>The chief piece in the game of chess.</def><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>A crowned man in the game of draughts.</def><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <def>The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ <ex>King</ex> is often used adjectively, or in combination, to denote <xex>pre<eum/minence</xex> or <xex>superiority</xex> in some particular; as, <xex>king</xex>bird; <xex>king</xex> crow; <xex>king</xex> vulture.</note><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Apostolic king</b></col>. <cd>See <er>Apostolic</er>.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>King-at-arms</b></col>, <it>or</it> <col><b>King-of-arms</b></col></mcol>, <cd>the chief heraldic officer of a country. In England the <xex>king-at-arms</xex> was formerly of great authority. His business is to direct the heralds, preside at their chapters, and have the jurisdiction of armory.  There are three principal kings-at-arms, viz., Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy. The latter (literally <xex>north roy</xex> or <xex>north king</xex>) officiates north of the Trent.</cd> -- <col><b>King auk</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>the little auk or sea dove.</cd> -- <col><b>King bird of paradise</b></col>. <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>See <er>Bird of paradise</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>King card</b></col>, <cd>in whist, the best unplayed card of each suit; <as>thus, if the ace and king of a suit have been played, the queen is the <ex>king card</ex> of the suit</as>.</cd> -- <col><b>King Cole</b></col> , <cd>a legendary king of Britain, who is said to have reigned in the third century.</cd> -- <col><b>King conch</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a large and handsome univalve shell (<spn>Cassis cameo</spn>), found in the West Indies. It is used for making cameos. See <cref>Helmet shell</cref>, under <er>Helmet</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>King Cotton</b></col>, <cd>a popular personification of the great staple production of the southern United States.</cd> -- <col><b>King crab</b></col>. <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>The limulus or horseshoe crab. See <er>Limulus</er>.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>The large European spider crab or thornback (<spn>Maia squinado</spn>).</cd> <sd>(c)</sd> <cd>A large crab of the northern Pacific (<spn>Paralithodes camtshatica</spn>), especially abundant on the coasts of Alaska and Japan, and popular as a food; called also <altname>Alaskan king crab</altname>.</cd>  -- <col><b>King crow</b></col>. <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>A black drongo shrike (<spn>Buchanga atra</spn>) of India; -- so called because, while breeding, they attack and drive away hawks, crows, and other large birds.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>The <spn>Dicrurus macrocercus</spn> of India, a crested bird with a long, forked tail. Its color is black, with green and blue reflections. Called also <altname>devil bird</altname>.</cd> -- <col><b>King duck</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a large and handsome eider duck (<spn>Somateria spectabilis</spn>), inhabiting the arctic regions of both continents.</cd> -- <col><b>King eagle</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>an eagle (<spn>Aquila heliaca</spn>) found in Asia and Southeastern Europe. It is about as large as the golden eagle. Some writers believe it to be the imperial eagle of Rome.</cd> -- <col><b>King hake</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>an American hake (<spn>Phycis regius</spn>), found in deep water along the Atlantic coast.</cd> -- <col><b>King monkey</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>an African monkey (<spn>Colobus polycomus</spn>), inhabiting Sierra Leone.</cd> -- <col><b>King mullet</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a West Indian red mullet (<spn>Upeneus maculatus</spn>); -- so called on account of its great beauty. Called also <altname>goldfish</altname>.</cd> -- <col><b>King of terrors</b></col>, <cd>death.</cd> -- <col><b>King parrakeet</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a handsome Australian parrakeet (<spn>Platycercys scapulatus</spn>), often kept in a cage. Its prevailing color is bright red, with the back and wings bright green, the rump blue, and tail black.</cd> -- <col><b>King penguin</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>any large species of penguin of the genus <gen>Aptenodytes</gen>; esp., <spn>Aptenodytes longirostris</spn>, of the Falkland Islands and Kerguelen Land, and <spn>Aptenodytes Patagonica</spn>, of Patagonia.</cd> -- <col><b>King rail</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a small American rail (<spn>Rallus elegans</spn>), living in fresh-water marshes. The upper parts are fulvous brown, striped with black; the breast is deep cinnamon color.</cd> -- <col><b>King salmon</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>the quinnat. See <er>Quinnat</er>.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>King's counsel</b></col>, <it>or</it> <col><b>Queen's counsel</b></col></mcol> <fld>(Eng. Law)</fld>, <cd>barristers learned in the law, who have been called within the bar, and selected to be the king's or queen's counsel. They answer in some measure to the advocates of the revenue (<xex>advocati fisci</xex>) among the Romans. They can not be employed against the crown without special license.</cd> <au>Wharton's Law Dict.</au> -- <col><b>King's cushion</b></col>, <cd>a temporary seat made by two persons crossing their hands.</cd> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark> <au>Halliwell.</au> -- <col><b>The king's English</b></col>, <cd>correct or current language of good speakers; pure English.</cd> <au>Shak.</au> -- <mcol><col><b>King's evidence</b></col> <it>or</it> <col><b>Queen's evidence</b></col></mcol>, <cd>testimony in favor of the Crown by a witness who confesses his guilt as an accomplice. See under <er>Evidence</er>.</cd> <mark>[Eng.]</mark> -- <col><b>King's evil</b></col>, <cd>scrofula; -- so called because formerly supposed to be healed by the touch of a king.</cd> -- <col><b>King snake</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a large, nearly black, harmless snake (<spn>Ophiobolus getulus</spn>) of the Southern United States; -- so called because it kills and eats other kinds of snakes, including even the rattlesnake.</cd> -- <col><b>King's spear</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>the white asphodel (<spn>Asphodelus albus</spn>).</cd> -- <col><b>King's yellow</b></col>, <cd>a yellow pigment, consisting essentially of sulphide and oxide of arsenic; -- called also <altname>yellow orpiment</altname>.</cd> -- <col><b>King tody</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a small fly-catching bird (<spn>Eurylaimus serilophus</spn>) of tropical America. The head is adorned with a large, spreading, fan-shaped crest, which is bright red, edged with black.</cd> -- <col><b>King vulture</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a large species of vulture (<spn>Sarcorhamphus papa</spn>), ranging from Mexico to Paraguay, The general color is white. The wings and tail are black, and the naked carunculated head and the neck are briliantly colored with scarlet, yellow, orange, and blue. So called because it drives away other vultures while feeding.</cd> -- <col><b>King wood</b></col>, <cd>a wood from Brazil, called also <altname>violet wood</altname>, beautifully streaked in violet tints, used in turning and small cabinetwork. The tree is probably a species of <gen>Dalbergia</gen>. See <er>Jacaranda</er>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>King</ent><br/
<hw>King</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kinged</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kinging</conjf>). ]</vmorph> <def>To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>Those traitorous captains of Israel who <qex>kinged</qex> themselves by slaying their masters and reigning in their stead.</q> <rj><qau>South.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent> King, Martin Luther, jr.</ent><br/
<hw> King, Martin Luther, jr. </hw>  <bio> Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968):  <person>Martin Luther King</person> stands alongside <person>John F. Kennedy</person> as one of the strikingly iconic images of 1960s America, one of the figures who inspired a revolution of political will and social perception. <br/
      Born on 15 January 1929, to <person>Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr.</person> and <person>Alberta Christine King</person> in <city>Atlanta</city>, Georgia, <persfn>King</persfn> was a gifted student. It was while studying towards his Divinity degree in 1951, that <persfn>King</persfn> first discovered the teachings of <person>Mahatma Ghandi</person>, whose inspiration would be seen in many of <persfn>King's</persfn> future ideas.
      In 1953, King married <person>Coretta Scott</person>.  The world that Martin Luther King and his new family found themselves in during the late 1950s was one where racial segregation was an accepted norm, whether in schools, churches, or on public transport. <br/
      When <person>Rosa Parks</person> was arrested for not giving up her seat on a bus for a white man - in <city>Montgomery</city>, Alabama, in 1955 - the black civil rights movement found an unexpected opportunity to begin a push that would eventually remove all officially sanctioned segregation throughout the United States . And <person>Dr. King</person> was at the forefront of that push. (http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/parks01.html)<br/
        Four days after Rosa Parks was arrested, on the first day of a boycott of the buses by black passengers, King was appointed as president of the Montgomery Improvement Association. Placing himself so publicly at the forefront of the movement, he soon found himself and his family to be targets for white hate.  In January of the next year, a bomb was thrown at his house.  The King family would face similar threats and acts of violence all through <persfn>Martin's</persfn> lifetime. <br/
      On 21 February 1956, King was one of those arrested as a consequence of the boycott.  By 4 June, however, a US District Court ruled that such segregation on city bus lines was unconstitutional, a decision confirmed in November by the Supreme Court.  Before the end of the year, Federal injunctions had been served, and the <city>Montgomery</city> bus system was officially unsegregated. <br/
      This was the first of King's victories. Although the success was by no means solely his, the methods of non-violent opposition utilised for this protest were to become a trademark of Dr. King.   This ideology contrasted sharply with that represented by the other prominent black civil rights leader of the time, <person>Malcolm X</person>, (http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/) but many people responded strongly to King's gifts as an orator, to his message of optimism and compassion, and to his sheer presence as a human being. <br/
      Throughout his lifetime, King's activities were closely monitored by the FBI, under the control of the controversial <person>J. Edgar Hoover</person>.  Evidence collected by Hoover's agents, combined with rumour and innuendo, has cast a shadow over the official view of <person>Martin Luther King</person>.  <persfn>Hoover</persfn> was looking for dirt, and compiled a dossier that accused King of infidelity, beating women and of being a Communist. (http://archive.aclu.org/features/f011702a.html). <br/
      From 1957 onwards, King's reputation as a civil rights leader and powerful orator grew.  He appeared on the cover of Time in February and met then-Vice <person>President Richard Nixon</person> in June. (http://www.time.com/time/time100/leaders/profile/king.html).  1958 saw the publication of his first book, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, his version of the incidents surrounding the bus boycott<br/.
      By 1960, Dr. King was a major voice in US political life. He met with Presidential candidate <person>John F. Kennedy</person> to discuss racial policy. In keeping with his belief in non-violent protest, King's continued civil rights demonstrations would take the form of sit-ins and obstructions, often leading to his arrest. The sight of Martin Luther King being bundled off to jail brought the causes he was helping much public sympathy and support. <br/
     August 28 1963 saw the 'March on Washington', regarded as the first major, integrated protest march in American history. (http://www.life.com/Life/mlk/mlk06.html).   At the end of the march, Dr. King delivers the I Have A Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. (http://www.mecca.org/~crights/dream.html)   Racial tension, however, was increasing; 1964 saw riots all across the country, notably in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Pennsylvania. <br/
     King was growing as an international figure. In 1964, he visited West Berlin, invited by the then-mayor, <person>Willy Brandt</person>, had an audience with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, then, most significantly, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in <city>Oslo</city>, Norway. (http://www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/1964/index.html) <br/
      The following year, <person>Malcolm X</person> was assassinated in New York.  Violence was escalating in areas of racial tension, including Montgomery, Alabama.  Protesters were regularly beaten by police officers, often resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities.  In Watts, Los Angeles, riots left 35 people dead.  In March a protest rally reached Montgomery, under the protection of federal troops. Starting at an estimated 3,000 marchers, by the time they reach their destination, it's believed they numbered nearly 30,000 people. On reaching the capitol, the marchers were addressed by Dr. King. <br/
      1966 saw King talk openly about more than racial issues. He began to discuss his opposition to the Vietnam war and issues such as housing - arguing for protection for poor people, regardless of their race. <br/
      In 1967, the rioting was worsening growing to be some of the worst in American history.  Fuelled by the uncertainty and anger created by the shootings of figures such as Malcolm X and John F. Kennedy, the sense of helpless rage directed at the nation's social structure and America's involvement in <country>Vietnam</country>,  already strained civil relations were heading towards what seemed to be an inevitably violent conclusion.<br/
      In Mississippi, one black student was killed in a riot at Jackson State College; 23 people died in riots in New Jersey; and 43 died, with another 324 injured in riots in  <city>Detroit</city> riots, labelled as the worst of the century. <br/
     The last year of <person>Martin Luther King's</person> life saw him cast his net even wider, including taking part in a march in support of sanitation workers in <city>Memphis</city>, Tennessee.  This part of King's career is often glossed over or undervalued by historians and commentators of the time. (http://www.fair.org/media-beat/950104.html). <br/
    On April 3, he delivered his last speech, entitled <ldquo/I See the Promised Land<rdquo/.  The contents of the speech seem eerily prescient in retrospect.  (http://www.mlkonline.com/promised.html).  The next day, April 4 1968, Martin Luther King was shot dead as he stood talking on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel, Memphis.  <person>James Earl Ray</person> was charged and found guilty of his murder. <br/
     King was buried on April 9, aged 39.  After his death, Dr. King's widow, <person>Coretta Scott King</person>, established The King Center as 'the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (http://thekingcenter.com/).<br/
      King's legacy is represented by Martin Luther King Day, celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in January every year.  http://www.holidays.net/mlk/</bio>  <au>Carl Gillingham</au><br/ [<source>CG</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingbird</ent><br/
<hw>King"bird</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A small American bird (<spn>Tyrannus tyrannus</spn>, or <spn>Tyrannus Carolinensis</spn>), noted for its courage in attacking larger birds, even hawks and eagles, especially when they approach its nest in the breeding season. It is a typical tyrant flycatcher, taking various insects upon the wing. It is dark ash above, and blackish on the bead and tail. The quills and wing coverts are whitish at the edges. It is white beneath, with a white terminal band on the tail. The feathers on the head of the adults show a bright orange basal spot when erected. Called also <altname>bee bird</altname>, and <altname>bee martin</altname>. Several Southern and Western species of <gen>Tyrannus</gen> are also called king birds.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The king tody. See under <er>King</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingbolt</ent><br/
<hw>King"bolt`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A vertical iron bolt, by which the forward axle and wheels of a vehicle or the trucks of a railroad car are connected with the other parts.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>King Charles spaniel</ent><br/
<hw>King Charles span"iel</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A variety of small pet dogs, having, drooping ears, a high, dome-shaped forehead, pug nose, large, prominent eyes, and long, wavy hair. The color is usually black and tan.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingcraft</ent><br/
<hw>King"craft</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The craft of kings; the art of governing as a sovereign; royal policy.</def>  <rj><au>Prescott.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingcup</ent><br/
<hw>King"cup`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The common buttercup.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingdom</ent><br/
<hw>King"dom</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>cyningd<omac/m</ets>. See 2d <er>King</er>, and <er>-dom</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Thy <qex>kingdom</qex> is an everlasting <qex>kingdom</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Ps. cxiv. 13. </qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>When Jehoram was risen up to the <qex>kingdom</qex> of his father, he strengthened himself.</q> <rj><qau>2 Chron. xxi. 4. </qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Unto the <qex>kingdom</qex> of perpetual night.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>You're welcome,<br/
Most learned reverend sir, into our <qex>kingdom</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; <as>as, the mineral <ex>kingdom</ex></as>.  In modern biology, the division of life into five <ex>kingdoms</ex> is widely used for classification.</def> <ldquo/The animal and vegetable <xex>kingdoms</xex>.<rdquo/ <rj><qau>Locke.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Animal kingdom</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Animal</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kingdom of God</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>The universe.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign.</cd> <sd>(c)</sd> <cd>The authority or dominion of God.</cd> -- <col><b>Mineral kingdom</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Mineral</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>United Kingdom</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>United</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Vegetable kingdom</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Vegetable</er>.</cd></cs></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain.</syn><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingdomed</ent><br/
<hw>King"domed</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ng"d<ucr/md)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having a kingdom or the dignity of a king; like a kingdom.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Twixt his mental and his active parts,<br/
<qex>Kingdom'd</qex> Achilles in commotion rages<br/
And batters down himself.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingfish</ent><br/
<hw>King"fish`</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ng"f<icr/sh`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>An American marine food fish of the genus <gen>Menticirrus</gen>, especially <spn>Menticirrus saxatilis</spn>, or <spn>Menticirrus nebulosos</spn>, of the Atlantic coast; -- called also <altname>whiting</altname>, <altname>surf whiting</altname>, and <altname>barb</altname>.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The opah.</def> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>The common cero; also, the spotted cero. See <er>Cero</er>.</def> <sd>(d)</sd> <def>The queenfish.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><-- p. 815 --></p>

<p><ent>Kingfisher</ent><br/
<hw>King"fish`er</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ng"f<icr/sh`<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any one of numerous species of birds constituting the family <fam>Alcedinid<ae/</fam>. Most of them feed upon fishes which they capture by diving and seizing them with the beak; others feed only upon reptiles, insects, etc. About one hundred and fifty species are known. They are found in nearly all parts of the world, but are particularly abundant in the East Indies.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ The belted king-fisher of the United States (<spn>Ceryle alcyon</spn>) feeds upon fishes. It is slate-blue above, with a white belly and breast, and a broad white ring around the neck. A dark band crosses the breast. The common European species (<spn>Alcedo ispida</spn>), which is much smaller and brighter colored, is also a fisher. See <er>Alcedo</er>. The wood kingfishers (<fam>Halcyones</fam>), which inhabit forests, especially in Africa, feed largely upon insects, but also eat reptiles, snails, and small Crustacea, as well as fishes. The giant kingfisher of Australia feeds largely upon lizards and insects. See <cref>Laughing jackass</cref>, under <er>Laughing</er>.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinghood</ent><br/
<hw>King"hood</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being a king; the attributes of a king; kingship.</def>  <rj><au>Gower.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingless</ent><br/
<hw>King"less</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having no king.</def>  <rj><au>F. Lieber.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinglet</ent><br/
<hw>King"let</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A little king; a weak or insignificant king.</def>  <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus <gen>Regulus</gen> and family <fam>Sylviid<ae/</fam>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ The golden-crowned kinglet (<spn>Regulus satrapa</spn>), and the rubycrowned kinglet (<spn>Regulus calendula</spn>), are the most common American species. The common English kinglet (<spn>Regulus cristatus</spn>) is also called <altname>golden-crested wren</altname>, <altname>moonie</altname>, and <altname>marigold finch</altname>. The kinglets are often popularly called <altname>wrens</altname>, both in America and England.</note></p>

<p><ent>Kinglihood</ent><br/
<hw>King"li*hood</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>King-liness.</def>  <rj><au>Tennyson.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingliness</ent><br/
<hw>King"li*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state or quality of being kingly.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingling</ent><br/
<hw>King"ling</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Kinglet</er>, 1.</def> <au>Churchill.</au><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingly</ent><br/
<hw>King"ly</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <amorph>[<pos>Compar.</pos> <adjf>Kinglier</adjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>superl.</pos> <adjf>Kingliest</adjf>.]</amorph> <def>Belonging to, suitable to, or becoming, a king; characteristic of, or resembling, a king; directed or administered by a king; monarchical; royal; sovereign; regal; august; noble; grand.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Kingly</xex> magnificence.<rdquo/ <au>Sir P. Sidney.</au> <ldquo/A <xex>kingly</xex> government.<rdquo/ <au>Swift.</au> <ldquo/The <xex>kingly</xex> couch.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>The <qex>kingliest</qex> kings are crowned with thorn.</q> <rj><qau>G. Massey.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Leave <qex>kingly</qex> backs to cope with <qex>kingly</qex> cares.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Regal; royal; monarchical; imperial; august; sovereign; noble; splendid.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Kingly</er>, <er>Regal</er>. <xex>Kingly</xex> is Anglo-Saxon, and refers especially to the character of a king; <xex>regal</xex> is Latin, and now relates more to his office. The former is chiefly used of dispositions, feelings, and purposes which are <xex>kinglike</xex>; as, <xex>kingly</xex> sentiments; <xex>kingly</xex> condescension; <ldquo/ a <xex>kingly</xex> heart for enterprises.<rdquo/ <au>Sir P. Sidney.</au> The latter is oftener applied to external state, pomp, etc.; as, <xex>regal</xex> state, <xex>regal</xex> title, etc. This distinction is not observed by our early writers, but is gaining ground.</usage><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingly</ent><br/
<hw>King"ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In a kingly or kinglike manner.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Low bowed the rest; he, <qex>kingly</qex>, did but nod.</q> <rj><qau>Pore.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ Although this citation, one from Paradise Lost, and one from Shakespeare's ll4th Sonnet are given by lexicographers as examples of adverbial use, it is by no means clear that the word is not an adjective in each instance.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>King-post</ent><br/
<hw>King"-post`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Carp.)</fld> <def>A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king-post. Called also <altname>crown-post</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>King's Bench</ent><br/
<hw>King's Bench</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>Formerly, the highest court of common law in England; -- so called because the king used to sit there in person. It consisted of a chief justice and four puisne, or junior, justices. During the reign of a queen it was called the <altname>Queen's Bench</altname>. Its jurisdiction was transferred by the judicature acts of 1873 and 1875 to the high court of justice created by that legislation.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingship</ent><br/
<hw>King"ship</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state, office, or dignity of a king; royalty.</def>  <rj><au>Landor.</au></rj></p>

<p><ent>king-sized</ent><br/
<ent>king-size</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>king-size</hw> <hw>king-sized</hw></mhw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>extra large; <as>as, a <ex>king-size</ex> bed</as>.</def> <wns>[wns=1]</wns><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/  A king-size bed is the largest size generally sold commercially; it is larger than a <contr>queen-size</contr>, which in turn is larger than a <contr>full-size</contr> (or double) bed, and that in turn is larger than a <contr>twin-size</contr> (or single) bed.  The mattress for a king-size bed is typically about 76 inches wide and 80 inches long.</note><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Of or pertaining to a king-size bed; suitable for a king-size bed; <as>as, a king-size bedcover</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingstone</ent><br/
<ent>Kingston</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>King"ston</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>King"stone`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The black angel fish. See <cref>Angel fish</cref>, under <er>Angel</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingston metal</ent><br/
<hw>King"ston met"al</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <def>An alloy of tin, copper, and mercury, sometimes used for the bearings and packings of machinery.</def>  <rj><au>McElrath.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingston valve</ent><br/
<hw>King"ston valve</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Marine Steam Engin.)</fld> <def>A conical valve, opening outward, to close the mouth of a pipe which passes through the side of a vessel below the water line.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kingtruss</ent><br/
<hw>King"truss`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Carp.)</fld> <def>A truss, framed with a king-post; -- used in roofs, bridges, etc.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinic</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"nic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>kinique</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>See <er>Quinic</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kink</ent><br/
<hw>Kink</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>kink</ets> a bend or turn, or Sw. <ets>kink</ets>.]</ety><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop or curl; a doubling in a cord.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.</def> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark>  <rj><au>Cozzens.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kink</ent><br/
<hw>Kink</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kinked</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kinking</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kink</ent><br/
<hw>Kink</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Chincough</er>, <er>Kink-haust</er>.]</ety> <def>A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinkajou</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"ka*jou`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>kinkajou</ets>, <ets>quincajou</ets>, from the native American name.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A nocturnal carnivorous mammal (<spn>Cercoleptes caudivolvulus</spn>) of South America, about as large as a full-grown cat. It has a prehensile tail and lives in trees. It is the only representative of a distinct family (<fam>Cercoleptid<ae/</fam>) allied to the raccoons. Called also <altname>potto</altname>, and <altname>honey bear</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinkhaust</ent><br/
<hw>Kink"haust`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Prov. E. <ets>kink</ets> to gasp (cf. <er>Chin cough</er>) + <ets>haust</ets> a cough (akin to E. <ets>wheeze</ets>).]</ety> <def>Whooping cough.</def> <mark>[Obs.or Prov. Eng.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinkle</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"kle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as 3d <er>Kink</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinky</ent><br/
<hw>Kink"y</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Full of kinks; liable to kink or curl; <as>as, <ex>kinky</ex> hair</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Queer; eccentric; unconventional; crotchety.</def> <mark>[Colloq. U.S.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinnikinic</ent><br/
<hw>Kin`ni*ki*nic"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Indian, literally, a mixture.]</ety> <def>Prepared leaves or bark of certain plants; -- used by the Indians of the Northwest for smoking, either mixed with tobacco or as a substitute for it. Also, a plant so used, as the osier cornel (<spn>Cornus stolonijra</spn>), and the bearberry (<spn>Arctostaphylus Uva-ursi</spn>).</def> <altsp>[Spelled also <asp>kinnickinnick</asp> and <asp>killikinick</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinit</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"it</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>kinei^n</grk> to move.]</ety> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>A unit of force equal to the force which, acting for one second, will give a pound a velocity of one foot per second; -- proposed by <person>J. D. Everett</person>, an English physicist.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kino</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"no</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The dark red dried juice of certain plants, used variously in tanning, in dyeing, and as an astringent in medicine.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ The chief supply is from an East Indian leguminous tree, the <spn>Pterocarpus Marsupium</spn>. Other sources are the African <spn>Pterocarpus erinaceus</spn>, the tropical American sea grape (<spn>Coccoloba uvifera</spn>), and several Australian Eucalypti. See <cref>Botany bay kino</cref>, under <er>Botany bay</er>, <cref>Gum butea</cref>, under <er>Gum</er>, and <er>Eucalyptus</er>.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinology</ent><br/
<hw>Ki*nol"o*gy</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>kinei^n</grk> to move + <ets>-logy</ets>.]</ety> <def>That branch of physics which treats of the laws of motion, or of moving bodies.</def>
<-- kinetics? mechanics? --><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinone</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"none</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>See <er>Quinone</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinoyl</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"noyl</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <def>See <er>Quinoyl</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinrede</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"rede</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Kindred.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinsfolk</ent><br/
<hw>Kins"folk`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Relatives; kindred; kin; kinfolk; persons of the same family or closely related families.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>They sought him among their <qex>kinsfolk</qex> and acquaintance.</q> <rj><qau>Luke ii. 44. </qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kinshasa</ent><br/
<hw>Kinshasa</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>the capital city of Zaire, formerly named <altname>Leopoldville</altname>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Leopoldville.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinship</ent><br/
<hw>Kin"ship</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Family relationship.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kinsman</ent><br/
<hw>Kins"man</hw> <pr>(k<icr/nz"m<ait/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kinsmen</plw> <pr>(k<icr/nz"m<eit/n)</pr>.</plu> <def>A man of the same race or family; one related by blood.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinsmanship</ent><br/
<hw>Kins"man*ship</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Kinship.</def>  <rj><au>Thackeray.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kinswoman</ent><br/
<hw>Kins"wom`an</hw> <pr>(k<icr/nz"w<oocr/m`<ait/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kinswomen</plw> <pr>(k<icr/nz"w<icr/m`<ecr/n)</pr>.</plu> <def>A female relative.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kintlidge</ent><br/
<hw>Kint"lidge</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>See <er>Kentledge</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiosk</ent><br/
<hw>Ki*osk"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Turk. <ets>kiushk</ets>, <ets>ki<oum/shk</ets>, Per. <ets>k<?/shk</ets>.]</ety> <def>A Turkish open summer house or pavilion, supported by pillars.</def></p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A light ornamental structure used as a news stand, band stand, etc.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A small roofed structure, typically located on a sidewalk and sometimes in a parking lot, with one or more open sides, used to vend merchandise, such as newspapers or beverages, or services, such as key duplication or film developing.</def> <au>(MW10 s. 2)</au><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kioways</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"o*ways`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos>; <sing>sing. <singw>Kioway</singw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</sing> <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>A tribe of Indians distantly related to the Shoshones.  They formerly inhabited the region about the head waters of the North Platte.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kip</ent><br/
<hw>Kip</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kip leather.</b></col> <cd>See <er>Kipskin</er>.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kip</ent><br/
<hw>Kip</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. G. <ets>kippe</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <fld>(Gymnastics)</fld> <def>A method or feat of raising the body when hanging or swinging by the arms, as for the purpose of mounting upon the horizontal bar. The legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kipe</ent><br/
<hw>Kipe</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. OE. <ets>kipen</ets> to catch, Icel. <ets>kippa</ets> to pull, snatch.  Cf. <er>Kipper</er>.]</ety> <def>An osier basket used for catching fish.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kipling</ent><br/
<hw>Kipling</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def><person>Rudyard Kipling</person>, English author (1865-1936).  He was born at Bombay, India in 1865, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, who was formerly head of the Lahore School of Industrial Art.  He was educated in England and returned to India in 1880 as editor of the <ldquo/Lahore Civil and Military Gazette.<rdquo/   He returned to England about 1889, and lived several years in the United States.   While in India he published stories, sketches, and poems descriptive of India and Anglo-Indian military and civil life: <ldquo/ Departmental Ditties, etc.<rdquo/, <ldquo/Plain Tales from the Hills<rdquo/, <ldquo/Mine Own People<rdquo/, <ldquo/Soldiers Three<rdquo/, <ldquo/Barrack-room Ballads, etc.<rdquo/, and others.  After leaving India he published <ldquo/The Light That Failed,<rdquo/ <ldquo/Naulahka<rdquo/ (with Balestier), <ldquo/Many Inventions,<rdquo/ <ldquo/The Jungle Book,<rdquo/  <ldquo/The Second Jungle Book,<rdquo/ <ldquo/The Seven Seas,<rdquo/ <ldquo/Captains Courageous,<rdquo/ <ldquo/The White Man's Burden,<rdquo/ <ldquo/Kim,<rdquo/ <ldquo/The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories,<rdquo/ and others.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Rudyard Kipling.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> + <source>Century Dict. 1906</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiplingesque</ent><br/
<hw>Kiplingesque</hw> <pos>prop. a.</pos> <def>Of, pertaining to, or in the style of <person>Rudyard <etsep>Kipling</etsep></person>.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kipper</ent><br/
<hw>Kip"per</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>kippen</ets> to hatch, snatch, seize.  Cf. <er>Kipe</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A salmon after spawning.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kipper time</b></col>, <cd>the season in which fishing for salmon is forbidden.</cd> <mark>[Eng. & Scot.]</mark></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kipper</ent><br/
<hw>Kip"per</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kippered</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kippering</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Kippered</xex> salmon.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Dickens.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kipper</ent><br/
<hw>Kip"per</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark><-- = chipper? -->  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kippernut</ent><br/
<hw>Kip"per*nut`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A name given to earthnuts of several kinds.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kipskin</ent><br/
<hw>Kip"skin`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Kip</ets> + <ets>skin</ets>.]</ety> <def>Leather prepared from the skin of young or small cattle, intermediate in grade between calfskin and cowhide.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kirghizia</ent><br/
<hw>Kirghizia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A country in Central Asia, formerly an Asian Soviet.  It borders on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, and Tajikistan.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Kirghiz, Kyrgyzstan, Kirghizstan.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kirk</ent><br/
<hw>Kirk</hw> <pr>(k<etil/rk)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Scot.; cf. Icel. <ets>kirkja</ets>, of Greek origin. See <er>Church</er>.]</ety> <def>A church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark>  <rj><au>Jamieson.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kirked</ent><br/
<hw>Kirked</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Etymol. uncertain.]</ety> <def>Turned upward; bent.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Rom. of R.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kirkman</ent><br/
<hw>Kirk"man</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kirkmen</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>A clergyman or officer in a kirk.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A member of the Church of Scotland, as distinguished from a member of another communion.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kirkyard</ent><br/
<hw>Kirk"yard`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A churchyard.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Kirmess</ent><br/
<hw>Kir"mess</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>kermis</ets>; cf. G. <ets>kirmes</ets>; prop., church mass. See <er>Church</er>, and <er>Mass</er> a religious service.]</ety> <def>In Europe, particularly in Belgium and Holland, and outdoor festival and fair; in the United States, generally an indoor entertainment and fair combined.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kirschwasser</ent><br/
<hw>Kirsch"was`ser</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[G., fr. <ets>kirsche</ets> cherry + <ets>wasser</ets> water.]</ety> <def>An alcoholic liquor, obtained by distilling the fermented juice of the small black cherry.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kirsome</ent><br/
<hw>Kir"some</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Corrupted from <ets>chrisom</ets>.]</ety> <def>Christian; christened.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>I am a true <qex>kirsome</qex> woman.</q> <rj><qau>Beau. & Fl.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kirtle</ent><br/
<hw>Kir"tle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kirtel</ets>, <ets>curtel</ets>, AS. <ets>cyrtel</ets>; skin to Icel. <ets>kyrtill</ets>, Sw. <ets>kjortel</ets>, Dan. <ets>kiortel</ets>, <ets>kiole</ets>.]</ety> <def>A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn both by men and women.</def><br/
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<p><q>Wearing her Norman car, and her <qex>kirtle</qex> of blue.</q> <rj><qau>Longfellow.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><note><hand/ The term is still retained in the provinces, in the sense of <ldquo/an outer petticoat.<rdquo/</note>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kirtled</ent><br/
<hw>Kir"tled</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Wearing a kirtle.</def>  <rj><au>Byron.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kirumbo</ent><br/
<hw>Ki*rum"bo</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A bird of Madagascar (<spn>Leptosomus discolor</spn>), the only living type of a family allied to the rollers. It has a pair of loral plumes. The male is glossy green above, with metallic reflections; the female is spotted with brown and black.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kish</ent><br/
<hw>Kish</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. G. <ets>kies</ets> gravel, pyrites.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A workman's name for the graphite which forms incidentally in iron smelting.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kislev</ent><br/
<hw>Kislev</hw> <pr>(k<icr/s"l<ucr/f; k<icr/s"l<ucr/v; k<emac/s*l<ecr/v")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Heb.]</ety> <def>the third month of the Jewish civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar, occupying a part of November and a part of December.</def> <altsp>[Also spelled <asp>Chislev</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kismet</ent><br/
<hw>Kis"met</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Per. <ets>qismat</ets>.]</ety> <def>Destiny; fate.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kismat</asp>.]</altsp> <mark>[Oriental]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiss</ent><br/
<hw>Kiss</hw> <pr>(k<icr/s)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kissed</conjf> <pr>(k<icr/st)</pr>;<pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kissing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>kissen</ets>, <ets>cussen</ets>, AS. <ets>cyssan</ets>, fr. <ets>coss</ets> a kiss; of uncertain origin; akin to D. <ets>kus</ets>, G. <ets>kuss</ets>, Icel. <ets>koss</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>He . . . <qex>kissed</qex> her lips with such a clamorous smack,<br/
That at the parting all the church echoed.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>When the sweet wind did gently <qex>kiss</qex> the trees.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiss</ent><br/
<hw>Kiss</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; <as>as, <ex>kiss</ex> and make friends</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly.</def><br/
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<p><q>Like fire and powder,<br/
Which as they <qex>kiss</qex> consume.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Rose, rose and clematis,<br/
Trail and twine and clasp and <qex>kiss</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kissing comfit</b></col>, <cd>a perfumed sugarplum to sweeten the breath.</cd> <mark>[Obs or Prov. End.]</mark>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiss</ent><br/
<hw>Kiss</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kiss</ets>, derived under the influence of the verb from the older form <ets>coss</ets>, AS. <ets>coss</ets>. See <er>Kiss</er>, <pos>v.</pos>]</ety><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection, respect, etc.; <as>as, a parting <ex>kiss</ex>; a <ex>kiss</ex> of reconciliation.</as></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Last with a <qex>kiss</qex>, she took a long farewell.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Dear as remembered <qex>kisses</qex> after death.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A small piece of confectionery.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kisser</ent><br/
<hw>Kiss"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who kisses.</def> <rj><qau>Beau. &  Fl.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>the face or mouth.</def> <mark>[slang]</mark><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kissing bug</ent><br/
<hw>Kiss"ing bug`</hw>. <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any one of several species of blood-sucking, venomous Hemiptera that sometimes bite the lip or other parts of the human body, causing painful sores, as the cone-nose (<spn>Conorhinus sanguisuga</spn>).</def> <mark>[U. S.]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kissing cousin</ent><br/
<hw>kiss"ing cous"in</hw>. <def>A cousin sufficiently well acquainted to be greeted with a kiss; a type of <isa>kissing kin</isa>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kissingcrust</ent><br/
<hw>Kiss"ing*crust`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Cookery)</fld> <def>The portion of the upper crust of a loaf which has touched another loaf in baking.</def>  <rj><au>Lamb.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>A massy fragment from the rich <qex>kissingcrust</qex> that hangs like a fretted cornice from the upper half of the loaf.</q> <rj><qau>W. Howitt.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kissing disease</ent><br/
<hw>kiss"ing dis*ease"</hw>. <def>Infectious mononucleosis; -- so called because often spread by kissing.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kissing kin</ent><br/
<hw>kiss"ing kin`</hw>. <def>Any relative more distant than the immediate family, sufficiently well acquainted to be greeted with a kiss, such as a <er>kissing cousin</er>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kissing strings</ent><br/
<hw>Kiss"ing strings`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <def>Cap or bonnet strings made long to tie under the chin.</def></p>

<p><q>One of her ladyship's <qex>kissing strings</qex>, once pink and fluttering and now faded and soiled.</q>  <rj><qau>Pall Mall Mag.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate</ent><br/
<hw>kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>An annual (<spn>Polygonum orientale</spn>) with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; it is native to Southeastern Asia and Australia, and naturalized in North America.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> prince's-feather, prince's feather, princess feather, prince's-plume, <spn>Polygonum orientale</spn>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kist</ent><br/
<hw>Kist</hw> <pr>(k<icr/st)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Chest</er>.]</ety> <def>A chest; hence, a coffin.</def> <mark>[Scot. & Prov. End.]</mark>  <rj><au>Jamieson.</au>  <au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kist</ent><br/
<hw>Kist</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. <ets>gist</ets>.]</ety> <def>A stated payment, especially a payment of rent for land; hence, the time for such payment.</def> <mark>[India]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kistvaen</ent><br/
<hw>kist"vaen</hw> <pr>(k<icr/st"v<amac/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[W. <ets>cist-faen</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Archaeol.)</fld> <def>A Celtic monument, commonly known as a <altname>dolmen</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kit</ent><br/
<hw>kit</hw>, <pr>(k<icr/t)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp.</pos> <conjf>kitte</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To cut.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kit</ent><br/
<hw>kit</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Kitten</er>.]</ety> <def>A kitten.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kit fox</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>a small burrowing fox (<spn>Vulpes velox</spn>), inhabiting the region of the Rocky Mountains. It is brownish gray, reddish on the breast and flanks, and white below. Called also <altname>swift fox</altname>.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kit</ent><br/
<hw>Kit</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gf. AS. <ets>cytere</ets> harp, L. <ets>cithara</ets>.  Cf. <er>Guitar</er>.]</ety> <def>A small violin.</def> <ldquo/A dancing master's <xex>kit</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Grew.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Prince Turveydrop then tinkled the strings of his <qex>kit</qex> with his fingers, and the young ladies stood up to dance.</q> <rj><qau>Dickens.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kit</ent><br/
<hw>Kit</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. D. <ets>kit</ets> a large bottle, OD. <ets>kitte</ets> beaker, decanter.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A large bottle.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A wooden tub or pail, smaller at the top than at the bottom; <as>as, a <ex>kit</ex> of butter, or of mackerel</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Wright.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A straw or rush basket for fish; also, any kind of basket.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A box for working implements.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>5.</sn> <specif>Hence:</specif> <def>A collection of tools or other objects to be used for a specific purpose, often contained in a box which may be carried conveniently; a working outfit, as of a workman, a soldier, and the like; <as>as, a plumber's <ex>kit</ex>; a doctor's <ex>kit</ex>; a cosmetic <ex>kit</ex>; a first-aid <ex>kit</ex></as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>A group of separate parts, things, or individuals; -- used with <xex>whole</xex>, and generally contemptuously; <as>as, the whole <ex>kit</ex> of them; the whole <ex>kit</ex> and kaboodle</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kitambilla</ent><br/
<hw>kitambilla</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A small shrubby spiny tree (<spn>Dovyalis hebecarpa</spn>) cultivated for its maroon-purple fruit with sweet purple pulp tasking like gooseberries; it is native to Sri Lanka and India.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> ketembilla, kitembilla, ketembilla tree, Ceylon gooseberry, <spn>Dovyalis hebecarpa</spn>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A maroon-purple gooseberrylike fruit of India having a tart-sweet purple pulp used especially for preserves.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> ketembilla, kitembilla.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kitbag</ent><br/
<hw>kitbag</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>a knapsack (usually for a soldier).</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> kit bag.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitcat</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"cat`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Designating a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; -- so called from <person><etsep>Christopher Cat</etsep></person>, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-eight or twenty-nine inches by thirty-six; -- so called because that size was adopted by <person>Sir Godfrey Kneller</person> for the portraits he painted of the members of the <etsep>Kitcat</etsep> Club.</def>  <rj><au>Fairholt.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitcat</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"cat`</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A game played by striking with a stick small piece of wood, called a <xex>cat</xex>, shaped like two cones united at their bases; tipcat.</def>  <rj><au>Cotton.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kitcat roll</b></col> <fld>(Agric.)</fld>, <cd>a roller somewhat in the form of two cones set base to base.</cd> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitchen</ent><br/
<hw>Kitch"en</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ch"<ecr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kichen</ets>, <ets>kichene</ets>, <ets>kuchene</ets>, AS. <ets>cycene</ets>, L. <ets>coquina</ets>, equiv. to <ets>culina</ets> a kitchen, fr. <ets>coquinus</ets> pertaining to cooking, fr. <ets>coquere</ets> to cook. See <er>Cook</er> to prepare food, and cf. <er>Cuisine</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A room equipped for cooking food; the room of a house, restaurant, or other building appropriated to cookery.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Cool was his <qex>kitchen</qex>, though his brains were hot.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>A fat <qex>kitchen</qex> makes a lean will.</q> <rj><qau>Franklin.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A utensil for roasting meat; <as>as, a tin <ex>kitchen</ex></as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The staff that works in a kitchen.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kitchen garden</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Garden</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kitchen lee</b></col>, <cd>dirty soapsuds.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/A brazen tub of <xex>kitchen lee</xex>.<rdquo/ <au>Ford.</au> -- <col><b>Kitchen stuff</b></col>, <cd>fat collected from pots and pans.</cd>  <rj><au>Donne.</au></rj></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitchen</ent><br/
<hw>Kitch"en</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitchener</ent><br/
<hw>Kitch"en*er</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kitchen servant; a cook.</def>  <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitchenette</ent><br/
<hw>Kitch`en*ette"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>  <ety>[<ets>Kitchen</ets> + <ets>-ette</ets>.]</ety> <def>A room combining a very small kitchen and a pantry, with the kitchen conveniences compactly arranged, sometimes so that they fold up out of sight and allow the kitchen to be made a part of the adjoining room by opening folding doors.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitchenmaid</ent><br/
<hw>Kitch"en*maid`</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ch"<ecr/n*m<amac/d`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A woman employed in the kitchen.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><-- p. 816 --></p>

<p><ent>Kitchen middens</ent><br/
<hw>Kitch"en mid`dens</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ch"<ecr/n m<icr/d`d'nz)</pr> <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[Dan. <ets>kj<oum/k-kenm<oum/ddings</ets> kitchen leavings; cf. Scot. <ets>midden</ets> a dunghill.]</ety> <def>Relics of neolithic man found on the coast of Denmark, consisting of shell mounds, some of which are ten feet high, one thousand feet long, and two hundred feet wide. The name is applied also to similar mounds found on the American coast from Canada to Florida, made by the North American Indians.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitchenry</ent><br/
<hw>Kitch"en*ry</hw> <pr>(k<icr/ch"<ecr/n*r<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The body of servants employed in the kitchen; the staff of a kitchen.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kitchenware</ent><br/
<hw>kitchenware</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>Implements for use in a kitchen, or for cooking, such as pots, pans, ladles, measuring cups, etc.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kite</ent><br/
<hw>Kite</hw> <pr>(k<imac/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kyte</ets>, AS. <ets>c<ymac/ta</ets>; cf. W. <ets>cud</ets>, <ets>cut</ets>.]</ety><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any raptorial bird of the subfamily <fam>Milvin<ae/</fam>, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><note><hand/ The European species are <spn>Milvus ictinus</spn> and <spn>Milvus migrans</spn>; the pariah kite of India is <spn>Milvus govinda</spn>; the sacred or Brahmany kite of India is <spn>Haliastur Indus</spn>; the American fork-tailed kite is the <spn>Nauclerus furcatus</spn>.</note><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Fig.: One who is rapacious.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Detested <qex>kite</qex>, thou liest.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Geom.)</fld> <def>A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.</def>  <rj><au>Henrici.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill.</def> <mark>[Cant]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>7.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The brill.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>8.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A form of drag to be towed under water at any depth up to about forty fathoms, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface; -- called also <altname>sentry</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Flying kites</b></col>. <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <cd>See under <er>Flying</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Kite falcon</b></col> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>, <cd>an African falcon of the genus <gen>Avicida</gen>, having some resemblance to a kite.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kite</ent><br/
<hw>Kite</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To raise money by <ldquo/kites;<rdquo/ <as>as, <ex>kiting</ex> transactions. See <er>Kite</er>, 6</as>.</def> <mark>[Cant]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kite</ent><br/
<hw>Kite</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The belly.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiteflier</ent><br/
<ent>Kiteflying</ent><br/
<hw>Kite"fly`ing</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A mode of raising money, or sustaining one's credit, by the use of paper which is merely nominal; -- called also <altname>kiting</altname>.</def> -- <hw>Kite"fli`er</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Kite</er>, <pos>n.</pos>, 6.</def> <mark>[Cant]</mark>  <rj><au>McElrath.</au>  <au>Thackeray.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kith</ent><br/
<hw>Kith</hw> <pr>(k<icr/th)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kith</ets>, <ets>cu<edh/</ets>, AS. c<ymac/<edh/<edh/e, c<ymac/<edh/, native land, fr. <ets>c<umac/<edh/</ets> known. <root/45.  See <er>Uncouth</er>, <er>Can</er>, and cf. <er>Kythe</er>.]</ety> <def>Acquaintance; kindred.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>And my near <qex>kith</qex> for that will sore me shend.</q> <rj><qau>W. Browne.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>The sage of his <qex>kith</qex> and the hamlet.</q> <rj><qau>Longfellow.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Kith and kin</b></col>, <cd>kindred more or less remote.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kithara</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kith"a*ra</hw> <pr>(k<icr/th"<adot/*r<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cithara</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kithe</ent><br/
<hw>Kithe</hw> <pr>(k<imac/<th/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <def>See <er>Kythe</er>.</def>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitish</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"ish</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Like or relating to a kite.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitling</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"ling</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Kit</ets> a kitten + <ets>-ling</ets>: cf. Icel. <ets>ketlingr</ets>.]</ety> <def>A young kitten; a whelp.</def> <mark>[Obs. or Scot.]</mark>  <rj><au>B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitte</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"te</hw> <pr>(k<icr/t"t<eit/)</pr>, <def><pos>imp.</pos> of <er>Kit</er> to cut.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kittel</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"tel</hw> <pr>(k<icr/t"t'l)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>See <er>Kittle</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitten</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"ten</hw> <pr>(k<icr/t"t'n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kiton</ets>, a dim. of <ets>cat</ets>; cf. G. <ets>kitze</ets> a young cat, also a female cat, and F. <ets>chaton</ets>, dim. of <ets>chat</ets> cat, also E. <ets>kitling</ets>. See <er>Cat</er>.]</ety> <def>A young cat.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitten</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"ten</hw>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kittened</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kittening</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To bring forth young, as a cat; to bring forth, as kittens.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au>  <au>H. Spencer.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kittenish</ent><br/
<hw>kit"ten*ish</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Resembling a kitten; playful; <as>as, a <ex>kittenish</ex> disposition</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Richardson.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p>-- <wordforms><wf>kit"ten*ish*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos> -- <wf>kit"ten*ish*ness</wf>, <pos>n.</pos></wordforms><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kitten-tails</ent><br/
<hw>kitten-tails</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>a plant of the genus <gen>Besseya</gen> having fluffy spikes of flowers.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kittiwake</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"ti*wake</hw> <pr>(k<icr/t"t<icr/*w<amac/k)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A northern gull (<spn>Rissa tridactyla</spn>), inhabiting the coasts of Europe and America.  It is white, with black tips to the wings, and has only three toes.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kittle</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"tle</hw> <pr>(k<icr/t"t'l)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Kit</er> a kitten.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>To bring forth young, as a cat; to kitten; to litter.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kittle</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"tle</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[Cf. AS. <ets>citelian</ets>; akin to D. <ets>kittelen</ets>, G. <ets>kitzeln</ets>, Icel. <ets>kitla</ets>, Sw. <ets>kittla</ets>, <ets>kittsla</ets>, Dan. <ets>kildre</ets>.  Cf. <er>Tickle</er>.]</ety> <def>To tickle.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]</mark> <altsp>[Written also <asp>kittel</asp>.]</altsp>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au>  <au>Jamieson.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kittle</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"tle</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Ticklish; not easily managed; troublesome; difficult; variable.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au>  <au>Sir W. Scott.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kittlish</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"tlish</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Ticklish; kittle.</def>  <rj><au>Sir W. Scott.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kitty</ent><br/
<hw>Kit"ty</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A kitten; also, a pet name or calling name for the cat.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <ety>[Etym. uncertain.]</ety> <fld>(Gaming)</fld> <def>The percentage taken out of a pool to pay for refreshments, or for the expenses of the table;</def> <specif>by extension,</specif> <def>any pool of money aggregated from small contributions.</def>  <rj><au>R. F. Foster.</au></rj><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kittysol</ent><br/
<hw>Kit*ty*sol"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Sp. <ets>quitasol</ets>.]</ety> <def>The Chinese paper parasol.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiva</ent><br/
<hw>Ki"va</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Hopi name, sacred chamber.]</ety> <def>A large chamber built under, or in, the houses of a Pueblo village, used as an assembly room in religious rites or as a men's dormitory. It is commonly lighted and entered from an opening in the roof.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kive</ent><br/
<hw>Kive</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A mash vat. See <er>Keeve</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kiver</ent><br/
<hw>Kiv"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To cover.</def> -- <def2><pos>n.</pos> <def>A cover.</def> <mark>[<plain>Disused except in illiterate speech.</plain>]</mark></def2></p>

<p><ent>Kiwikiwi</ent><br/
<ent>Kivikivi</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ki`vi*ki"vi</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Ki`wi*ki"wi</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kivikivies</plw> (<?/), <plw>Kiwikiwies</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any species of <gen>Apteryx</gen>, esp. <spn>Apteryx australis</spn>; -- so called in imitation of its notes.  More commonly called <altname>kiwi</altname>. See <er>Apteryx</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kjoekken moeddings</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kjoek"ken moed`dings</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[Dan.]</ety> <def>See <er>Kitchen middens</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Klamaths</ent><br/
<hw>Kla"maths</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>prop. n. pl.</pos>; <sing>sing. <singw>Klamath</singw></sing> <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>A collective name for the Indians of several tribes formerly living along the Klamath river, in California and Oregon, but now restricted to a reservation at Klamath Lake; -- called also <altname>Clamets</altname> and <altname>Hamati</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Klansman</ent><br/
<hw>Klansman</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>a member of the <membof>Ku Klux Klan</membof>.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>klatsch</ent><br/
<ent>klatch</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>klatch</hw>, <hw>klatsch</hw></mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>An informal group that gathers more or less frequently, especially for conversation; <as>as, a coffee <ex>klatsch</ex>; a sewing <ex>klatsch</ex></as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>klavern</ent><br/
<hw>klavern</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A local chapter of the <partof>Ku Klux Klan</partof>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>klavier</ent><br/
<hw>klavier</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>a stringed instrument that has a keyboard, especially a piano, harpsichord, or clavichord; also, the keyboard of such an instrument.  Same as <er>clavier</er>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> clavier.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>klaxon</ent><br/
<hw>klaxon</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> claxon.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>kleagle</ent><br/
<hw>kleagle</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>An officer, especially an attorney, of the <membof>Ku Klux Klan</membof>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kleeneboc</ent><br/
<hw>Kleene"boc`</hw> <pr>(kl<emac/n"b<ocr/k`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>kleen</ets> little, small + <ets>bok</ets> buck.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld>  <def>An antelope (<spn>Cerphalopus pygm<ae/us</spn>), found in South Africa. It is of very small size, being but one foot high at the shoulder. It is remarkable for its activity, and for its mild and timid disposition. Called also <altname>guevi</altname>, and <altname>pygmy antelope</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kleenex</ent><br/
<hw>Kleenex</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <ety>[Trademark]</ety>  <def>A piece of soft absorbent tissue paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief; -- still a current trademark, but often used generically.</def> <mark>[Trademark]</mark> <br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> tissue.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Kleptomania</ent><br/
<hw>Klep`to*ma"ni*a</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>kle`pths</grk> thief + E. <ets>mania</ets>.]</ety> <def>A propensity to steal, claimed to be irresistible. This does not constitute legal irresponsibility.</def>  <rj><au>Wharton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kleptomaniac</ent><br/
<hw>Klep`to*ma"ni*ac</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A person affected with kleptomania.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Klick</ent><br/
<hw>Klick</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. & v.</pos> <def>See <er>Click</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Klicket</ent><br/
<hw>Klick"et</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Clicket</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Mil.)</fld> <def>A small postern or gate in a palisade, for the passage of sallying parties.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>klinket</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Klinkstone</ent><br/
<hw>Klink"stone`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Clinkstone</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Klinometer</ent><br/
<hw>Kli*nom"e*ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Clinometer</er>.</def></p>

<p><ent>Klipdachs</ent><br/
<ent>Klipdas</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Klip"das</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Klip"dachs`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>klip</ets> cliff + <ets>das</ets> badger, akin to G. <ets>dachs</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A small mammal (<spn>Hyrax Capensis</spn>), found in South Africa. It is of about the size of a rabbit, and closely resembles the daman. Called also <altname>rock rabbit</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Klipfish</ent><br/
<hw>Klip"fish`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Dried cod, exported from Norway.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>clipfish</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Klipspringer</ent><br/
<hw>Klip"spring`er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D., lit., cliff springer.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A small, graceful South African antelope (<spn>Nanotragus oreotragus</spn>), which, like the chamois, springs from one crag to another with great agility; -- called also <altname>kainsi</altname>.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>klippspringer</asp>.]</altsp><br/
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<p><ent>Kloof</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Kloof</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. See <er>Clove</er> a cleft.]</ety> <def>A glen; a ravine closed at its upper end.</def> <mark>[South Africa]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Klopemania</ent><br/
<hw>Klo`pe*ma"ni*a</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>kloph`</grk> theft + E. <ets>mania</ets>.]</ety> <def>See <er>Kleptomania</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knab</ent><br/
<hw>Knab</hw> <pr>(n<acr/b)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knabbed</conjf> <pr>(n<acr/bd)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knabbing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[See <er>Nab</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>, and cf. <er>Knap</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To seize with the teeth; to gnaw.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Knabbing</xex> crusts.<rdquo/ <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>L'Estrange.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To nab. See <er>Nab</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos></def> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knabble</ent><br/
<hw>Knab"ble</hw> <pr>(n<acr/b"b'l)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[Freq. of <ets>knab</ets>.]</ety> <def>To bite or nibble.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>Horses will <qex>knabble</qex> at walls, and rats gnaw iron.</q> <rj><qau>Sir T. Browne.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knack</ent><br/
<hw>Knack</hw> <pr>(n<acr/k)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[Prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. <ets>knacken</ets> to break, Dan. <ets>knage</ets> to crack, and E. <ets>knock</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink.</def> <mark>[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Bp. Hall.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To speak affectedly.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knack</ent><br/
<hw>Knack</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.</def><br/
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<p><q>A <qex>knack</qex>, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A readiness in performance; aptness at doing a specific task; skill; aptitude; facility; dexterity; -- often used with <ptcl>for</ptcl>; <as>as, a <ex>knack</ex> for playing the guitar</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>The fellow . . . has not the <qex>knack</qex> with his shears.</q> <rj><qau>B. Jonson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>The dean was famous in his time,<br/
And had a kind of <qex>knack</qex> at rhyme.</q> <rj><qau>Swift.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.</def> <ldquo/The <xex>knacks</xex> of japers.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>For how should equal colors do the <qex>knack</qex> !</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knacker</ent><br/
<hw>Knack"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who makes knickknacks, toys, etc.</def>  <rj><au>Mortimer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One of two or more pieces of bone or wood held loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; -- called also <altname>clapper</altname>.</def>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knacker</ent><br/
<hw>Knack"er</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Icel. <ets>hnakkr</ets> a saddle.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a harness maker.</def> <mark>[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One who slaughters worn-out horses and sells their flesh for dog's meat.</def> <mark>[Eng.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knackish</ent><br/
<hw>Knack"ish</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Trickish; artful.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> -- <wordforms><wf>Knack"ish*ness</wf>, <pos>n.</pos> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <au>Dr. H. More.</au></wordforms><br/
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<p><ent>Knack-kneed</ent><br/
<hw>Knack"-kneed`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>See <er>Knock-kneed</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knacky</ent><br/
<hw>Knack"y</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having a knack; cunning; crafty; trickish.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knag</ent><br/
<hw>Knag</hw> <pr>(n<acr/g)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. Prov. G. <ets>knagge</ets> a knot in wood, Sw. <ets>knagg</ets>, Dan. <ets>knag</ets> a hook to hand clothes on, a bracket; Gael. & Ir. <ets>cnag</ets> peg, knob.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A knot in wood; a protuberance.</def>  <rj><au>Wright.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A wooden peg for hanging things on.</def>  <rj><au>Wright.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The prong of an antler.</def>  <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>The rugged top of a hill.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knagged</ent><br/
<hw>Knag"ged</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Full of knots; knaggy.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knaggy</ent><br/
<hw>Knag"gy</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Knotty; rough; figuratively, rough in temper.</def> <au>Fuller.</au> -- <wordforms><wf>Knag"gi*ness</wf> <pr>(#)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos></wordforms><br/
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<p><ent>Knap</ent><br/
<hw>Knap</hw> <pr>(n<acr/p)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>cn<ae/p</ets>, <ets>cn<ae/pp</ets>, top, knob, button; cf. Icel. <ets>knappr</ets> knob, Sw. <ets>knapp</ets>, Dan. <ets>knap</ets> button, W., Gael., & Ir. <ets>cnap</ets> knob, button, and E. <ets>knop</ets>.]</ety> <def>A protuberance; a swelling; a knob; a button; hence, rising ground; a summit. See <er>Knob</er>, and <er>Knop</er>.</def><br/
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<p><q>The highest part and <qex>knap</qex> of the same island.</q> <rj><qau>Holland.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knap</ent><br/
<hw>Knap</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knapped</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. &  vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knapping</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[D. <ets>knappen</ets> to chew, bite, crack, take hold of; prob. of imitative origin.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To bite; to bite off; to break short.</def> <mark>[Obs. or Prov. Eng. ]</mark><br/
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<p><q>He will <qex>knap</qex> the spears apieces with his teeth.</q> <rj><qau>Dr. H. More.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>He breaketh the bow, and <qex>knappeth</qex> the spear in sunder.</q> <rj><qau>Ps. xlvi. 9 (Book of Common Prayer.)</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To strike smartly; to rap; to snap.</def> <mark>[Chiefly Brit.]</mark>  <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knap</ent><br/
<hw>Knap</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To make a sound of snapping.</def>  <rj><au>Wiseman.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knap</ent><br/
<hw>Knap</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A sharp blow or slap.</def>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knapbottle</ent><br/
<hw>Knap"bot`tle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The bladder campion (<spn>Silene inflata</spn>).</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knappish</ent><br/
<hw>Knap"pish</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Knap</er> to strike.]</ety> <def>Snappish; peevish.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Grafton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knapple</ent><br/
<hw>Knap"ple</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[Freq. of <ets>knap</ets>, <pos>v.</pos>, cf. D. <ets>knabbelen</ets> to gnaw.]</ety> <def>To break off with an abrupt, sharp noise; to bite; to nibble.</def> <mark>[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knappy</ent><br/
<hw>Knap"py</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having knaps; full of protuberances or humps; knobby.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Huloet.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knapsack</ent><br/
<hw>Knap"sack`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>knapzak</ets>; <ets>knappen</ets> to eat + <ets>zak</ets> a bag. See <er>Knap</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>, and <er>Sack</er>.]</ety> <def>A case of canvas, leather, nylon, or other sturdy fabric, fitted with straps, for carrying on the back the food, clothing, or other supplies for a soldier or a traveler; <as>as, to hike up the mountain with lunch in a <ex>knapsack</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>And each one fills his <qex>knapsack</qex> or his scrip<br/
With some rare thing that on the field is found.</q> <rj><qau>Drayton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knapweed</ent><br/
<hw>Knap"weed`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The black centaury (<spn>Centaurea nigra</spn>); -- so called from the knoblike heads of flowers. Called also <altname>bullweed</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knar</ent><br/
<hw>Knar</hw> <pr>(n<aum/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Gnar</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knarl</ent><br/
<hw>Knarl</hw> <pr>(n<aum/rl)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A knot in wood. See <er>Gnarl</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knarled</ent><br/
<hw>Knarled</hw> <pr>(n<aum/rld)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Knotted. See <er>Gnarled</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knarred</ent><br/
<hw>Knarred</hw> <pr>(n<aum/rd)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Knotty; gnarled.</def><br/
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<p><q>The <qex>knarred</qex> and crooked cedar knees.</q> <rj><qau>Longfellow.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knarry</ent><br/
<hw>Knar"ry</hw> <pr>(n<aum/r"r<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Knotty; gnarled.</def>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knave</ent><br/
<hw>Knave</hw> <pr>(n<amac/v)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE., boy, servant, knave, AS. <ets>cnafa</ets> boy, youth; cf. AS. <ets>cnapa</ets> boy, youth, D. <ets>knaap</ets>, G. <ets>knabe</ets> boy, <ets>knappe</ets> esquire, Icel. <ets>knapi</ets>, Sw. <ets>knape</ets> esquire, <ets>kn<aum/fvel</ets> knave.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A boy; especially, a boy servant.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Wyclif. Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>O murderous slumber,<br/
Lay'st thou thy leaden mace upon my boy<br/
That plays thee music ? Gentle <qex>knave</qex>, good night.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Any male servant; a menial.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>He's but Fortune's <qex>knave</qex>,<br/
A minister of her will.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain.</def> <ldquo/A pair of crafty <xex>knaves</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>In defiance of demonstration, <qex>knaves</qex> will continue to proselyte fools.</q> <rj><qau>Ames.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><note><hand/ <ldquo/How many serving lads must have been unfaithful and dishonest before <xex>knave</xex> -- which meant at first no more than boy -- acquired the meaning which it has now !<rdquo/</note>  <rj><au>Trench.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack; <as>as, the <ex>knave</ex> of hearts</as>.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Knave child</b></col>, <cd>a male child.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj></cs></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Villain; cheat; rascal; rogue; scoundrel; miscreant.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Knavery</ent><br/
<hw>Knav"er*y</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Knaveries</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The practices of a knave; petty villainy; fraud; trickery; a knavish action.</def><br/
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<p><q>This is flat <qex>knavery</qex>, to take upon you another man's name.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <def>Roguish or mischievous tricks.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knaveship</ent><br/
<hw>Knave"ship</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A small due, in meal, established by usage, which is paid to the under miller.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knavess</ent><br/
<hw>Knav"ess</hw> <pr>(n<amac/v"<ecr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A knavish woman.</def>  <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knavish</ent><br/
<hw>Knav"ish</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Like or characteristic of a knave{3}; given to knavery; trickish; fraudulent; dishonest; villainous; <as>as, a <ex>knavish</ex> fellow, or a <ex>knavish</ex> trick</as>.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Knavish</xex> politicians.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Mischievous; roguish; waggish; rascally.</def><br/
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<p><q>Cupid is <qex>knavish</qex> lad,<br/
Thus to make poor females mad.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knavishly</ent><br/
<hw>Knav"ish*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In a knavish manner; dishonestly; fraudulently.</def>  <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Mischievously; waggishly; roguishly.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Knavishly</xex> witty.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Gayton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>knavishness</ent><br/
<hw>knav"ish*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality or state of being knavish; knavery; dishonesty.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knaw</ent><br/
<hw>Knaw</hw> <pr>(n<add/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>See <er>Gnaw</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Sir T. More.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knawel</ent><br/
<hw>Knaw"el</hw> <pr>(n<add/"<ecr/l)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Akin to G. <ets>knauelk</ets>, <ets>kn<aum/uel</ets>, prop., a ball of thread, coil.  Cf. <er>Clew</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A low, spreading weed (<spn>Scleranthus annuus</spn>), common in sandy soil.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knead</ent><br/
<hw>Knead</hw> <pr>(n<emac/d)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kneaded</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kneading</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>kneden</ets>, As. <ets>cnedan</ets>; akin to D. <ets>kneden</ets>, G. <ets>kneten</ets>, Sw. <ets>kn<aring/da</ets>, Icel. <ets>kno<edh/a</ets>; cf. OSlav. <ets>gnesti</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake, etc.; <as>as, to <ex>knead</ex> dough</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>The <qex>kneading</qex>, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven, and the baking.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat.</def><br/
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<p><q>I will <qex>knead</qex> him : I'll make him supple.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To press repeatedly with the hands or knuckles, sometimes with a twisting or squeezing motion; -- performed for example on the body of a person as a form of massage.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Kneading trough</b></col>, <cd>a trough or tray in which dough is kneaded.</cd>  <rj><au>Ex. viii. 3.</au></rj></cs><br/
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<p><ent>knead</ent><br/
<hw>knead</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To perform movements like kneading, with the paws; -- said of cats, which may knead{3} a master's body when stroked, presumably a sign of contentment; <as>as, a cat <ex>kneading</ex> and purring in his master's lap</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneadable</ent><br/
<hw>Knead"a*ble</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>That may be kneaded; capable of being worked into a mass.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneader</ent><br/
<hw>Knead"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who kneads.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneadingly</ent><br/
<hw>Knead"ing*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In the manner of one kneading.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knebelite</ent><br/
<hw>Kne"bel*ite</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From Major von <ets>Knebel</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A mineral of a gray, red, brown, or green color, and glistening luster. It is a silicate of iron and manganese.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneck</ent><br/
<hw>Kneck</hw> <pr>(n<ecr/k)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Etymol. uncertain.]</ety> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>The twisting of a rope or cable, as it is running out.</def> <mark>[Eng.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knee</ent><br/
<hw>Knee</hw> <pr>(n<emac/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>kne</ets>, <ets>cneo</ets>, As. <ets>cne<oacute/</ets>, <ets>cne<oacute/w</ets>; akin to OS. <ets>knio</ets>, <ets>kneo</ets>, OFries. <ets>kn<imac/</ets>, G. & D. <ets>knie</ets>, OHG. <ets>chniu</ets>, <ets>chneo</ets>, Icel. <ets>kn<emac/</ets>, Sw. <ets>kn<aum/</ets>, Dan. <ets>kn<ae/</ets>, Goth. <ets>kniu</ets>, L. <ets>genu</ets>, Gr. <grk>go`ny</grk>, Skr. <ets>j<amac/nu</ets>, <root/231.  Cf. <er>Genuflection</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh and leg.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in man.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Mech. & Shipbuilding)</fld> <def>A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.</def><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.</def><br/
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<p><q>Give them title, <qex>knee</qex>, and approbation.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Knee breeches</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Breeches</er>.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Knee holly</b></col>, <col><b>Knee holm</b></col></mcol> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>butcher's broom.</cd> -- <col><b>Knee joint</b></col>. <cd>See in the Vocabulary.</cd> -- <col><b>Knee timber</b></col>, <cd>timber with knees or angles in it.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Knee tribute</b></col>, or <col><b>Knee worship</b></col></mcol>, <cd>tribute paid by kneeling; worship by genuflection.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/<xex>Knee tribute</xex> yet unpaid.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knee</ent><br/
<hw>Knee</hw> <pr>(n<emac/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To supplicate by kneeling.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>Fall down, and <qex>knee</qex><br/
The way into his mercy.</q> <rj><qau>Shak</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kneebrush</ent><br/
<hw>Knee"brush`</hw> <pr>(n<emac/"br<ucr/sh`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A tuft or brush of hair on the knees of some species of antelopes and other animals; -- chiefly used in the plural.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A thick mass or collection of hairs on the legs of bees, by aid of which they carry the collected pollen to the hive or nest; -- usually in the plural.</def><br/
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<p><ent>kneecap</ent><br/
<hw>knee"cap`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>A roundish, flattened, sesamoid bone in the tendon in front of the knee joint; the patella; the kneepan.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A cap or protection for the knee.</def></p>

<p><ent>kneecap</ent><br/
<hw>knee"cap</hw> <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>to break the knees of, especially by shooting in the kneecap; -- often done by criminal or terrorist groups as a warning or punishment.</def> <note></note><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knee-cap.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Knee-crooking</ent><br/
<hw>Knee"-crook`ing</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Obsequious; fawning; cringing.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Knee-crooking</xex> knave.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kneed</ent><br/
<hw>Kneed</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Having knees;- used chiefly in composition; <as>as, in-<ex>kneed</ex>; out-<ex>kneed</ex>; weak-<ex>kneed</ex>.</as></def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Geniculated; forming an obtuse angle at the joints, like the knee when a little bent; <as>as, <ex>kneed</ex> grass</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knee-deep</ent><br/
<hw>Knee"-deep`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Rising to the knees; knee-high; <as>as, water or snow <ex>knee-deep</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Grass <qex>knee-deep</qex> within a month.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Sunk to the knees; <as>as, men <ex>knee-deep</ex> in water</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Where <qex>knee-deep</qex> the trees were standing.</q> <rj><qau>Longfellow.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knee-high</ent><br/
<hw>Knee"-high`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Rising or reaching upward to the knees; <as>as, the water is <ex>knee-high</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knee jerk</ent><br/
<hw>Knee jerk</hw>. <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>A jerk or forward kick of the lower part of the leg produced by a blow or sudden strain upon the patellar tendon of the knee, which causes a sudden contraction of the quadriceps muscle; the patellar reflex.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knee jerk</ent><br/
<hw>Knee jerk</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>emotional and predictable; -- of certain people and their reactions to events.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knee jerk liberal</ent><br/
<hw>Knee jerk liberal</hw>. <def>a person of strong liberal convictions who reacts predictably and emotionally to certain events.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knee jerk reaction</ent><br/
<hw>Knee jerk reaction</hw>. <def>an immediate unthinking emotional reaction produced by an event or statement to which the reacting person is highly sensitive; -- in persons with strong feelings on a topic, it may be very predictable.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneejoint</ent><br/
<hw>Knee"joint`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The joint of the knee.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Mach.)</fld> <def>A toggle joint; -- so called because consisting of two pieces jointed to each other end to end, making an angle like the knee when bent.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneejointed</ent><br/
<hw>Knee"joint`ed</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Geniculate; kneed. See <er>Kneed</er>, <pos>a.</pos>, 2.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneel</ent><br/
<hw>Kneel</hw> <pr>(n<emac/l)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knelt</conjf> <pr>(n<ecr/lt)</pr> or <conjf>Kneeled</conjf> (n<emac/ld); <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kneeling</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>knelen</ets>, <ets>cneolien</ets>; akin to D. <ets>knielen</ets>, Dan. <ets>kn<ae/le</ets>. See <er>Knee</er>.]</ety> <def>To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes with <ptcl>down</ptcl>.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/  The act of kneeling, when performed in front of a person, is often done as a sign of respect, humility, or supplication.  It has a similar significance when performed in front of religious objects, such as an altar or shrine.</note><br/
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<p><q>And he <qex>kneeled</qex> down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.</q> <rj><qau>Acts vii. 60.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>As soon as you are dressed, <qex>kneel</qex> and say the Lord's Prayer.</q> <rj><qau>Jer. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Kneeler</ent><br/
<hw>Kneel"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who kneels or who worships by or while kneeling.</def>  <rj><au>Tennyson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A cushion or stool to kneel on, such as one attached to a pew in a church.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Eccl. Hist.)</fld> <def>A name given to certain catechumens and penitents who were permitted to join only in parts of church worship.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneelingly</ent><br/
<hw>Kneel"ing*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In a kneeling position.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneepan</ent><br/
<hw>Knee"pan`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>A roundish, flattened, sesamoid bone in the tendon in front of the knee joint; the patella; the kneecap.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneepiece</ent><br/
<hw>Knee"piece`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A piece shaped like a knee; <as>as, the <ex>kneepieces</ex> or ears of a boat</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kneipp cure</ent><br/
<ent>Kneipp's cure</ent><br/
<ent>Kneippism</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>Kneipp"ism</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> Also <hw>Kneipp's cure</hw>, <it>or</it> <hw>Kneipp cure</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <def>Treatment of disease by forms of hydrotherapy, as walking barefoot in the morning dew, baths, wet compresses, cold affusions, etc.; -- so called from its originator, <person>Sebastian <etsep>Kneipp</etsep></person> (1821-97), a German priest.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knell</ent><br/
<hw>Knell</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>knel</ets>, <ets>cnul</ets>, AS. <ets>cnyll</ets>, fr. <ets>cnyllan</ets> to sound a bell; cf. D. & G. <ets>knallen</ets> to clap, crack, G. & Sw. <ets>knall</ets> a clap, crack, loud sound, Dan. <ets>knalde</ets> to clap, crack.  Cf. <er>Knoll</er>, <ets>n. & v.</ets>]</ety> <def>The stroke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell;</def> <specif>hence,</specif> <mark>(figuratively)</mark>, <def>a warning or harbinger of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything; -- also called <altname>death knell</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><q>The dead man's <qex>knell</qex><br/
Is there scarce asked for who.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>The curfew tolls the <qex>knell</qex> of parting day.</q> <rj><qau>Gray.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knell</ent><br/
<hw>Knell</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knelled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knelling</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>knellen</ets>, <ets>knillen</ets>, As. <ets>cnyllan</ets>. See <er>Knell</er>, <pos>n.</pos>]</ety> <def>To sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen.</def><br/
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<p><q>Not worth a blessing nor a bell to <qex>knell</qex> for thee.</q> <rj><qau>Beau. & Fl.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Yet all that poets sing, and grief hath known,<br/
Of hopes laid waste, <qex>knells</qex> in that word, <ldquo/alone<rdquo/.</q> <rj><qau>Ld. Lytton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knell</ent><br/
<hw>Knell</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To summon, as by a knell.</def><br/
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<p><q>Each matin bell, the baron saith,<br/
<qex>Knells</qex> us back to a world of death.</q> <rj><qau>Coleridge.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knelt</ent><br/
<hw>Knelt</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <def><pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> of <er>Kneel</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knew</ent><br/
<hw>Knew</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <def><pos>imp.</pos> of <er>Know</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knicker</ent><br/
<hw>Knick"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>knikker</ets>.]</ety> <def>A small ball of clay, baked hard and oiled, used as a marble by boys in playing.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng. & U. S.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au>  <au>Bartlett.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knickerbocker</ent><br/
<hw>Knick"er*bock`er</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A linsey-woolsey fabric having a rough knotted surface on the right side; used for women's dresses.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knickerbocker</ent><br/
<hw>Knick"er*bock`er</hw>, <mark>[capitalized]</mark> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <ety>[From Diedrich <etsep>KNickerbocker</etsep>, the fictional author of  <it>The History of New York</it>, in fact written by <person>Washington Irving</person>.]</ety> <def>A descendent of the early Dutch colonists of the New York City area; --  used mostly as a nickname for an inhabitant of New York state or especially New York City.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knickerbockers</ent><br/
<hw>Knick"er*bock`ers</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>The name for a style of short breeches; smallclothes; called also <altname>knickers</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>knickers</ent><br/
<hw>knick"ers</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The name for a style of loose-fitting short trousers, gathered in and ending at the knees; smallclothes; called also <altname>knickerbockers</altname>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers.</syn><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Underpants, especially of women; panties.</def> <mark>[British]</mark><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> bloomers, pants, drawers.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Knickknack</ent><br/
<hw>Knick"knack`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Knack</er>.]</ety> <def>A trifle or toy; a bawble; a gewgaw; a tchotchke.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knickknackatory</ent><br/
<hw>Knick"knack`a*to*ry</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A collection of knickknacks.</def>  <rj><au>Richardson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knickknackery</ent><br/
<hw>Knick"knack`er*y</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Knickknacks.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knife</ent><br/
<hw>Knife</hw> <pr>(n<imac/f)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Knives</plw> <pr>(n<imac/vz)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[OE. <ets>knif</ets>, AS. <ets>cn<imac/f</ets>; akin to D. <ets>knijf</ets>, Icel. <ets>kn<imac/fr</ets>, Sw. <ets>knif</ets>, Dan. <ets>kniv</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; <as>as, table <ex>knife</ex>, drawing <ex>knife</ex>, putty <ex>knife</ex>, pallet <ex>knife</ex>, pocket<ex>knife</ex>, pen<ex>knife</ex>, chopping <ex>knife</ex>, etc.</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A sword or dagger.</def><br/
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<p><q>The coward conquest of a wretch's <qex>knife</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Knife grass</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <cd>a tropical American sedge (<spn>Scleria latifolia</spn>), having leaves with a very sharp and hard edge, like a knife.</cd> -- <col><b>War to the knife</b></col>, <cd>mortal combat; a conflict carried to the last extremity.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knife</ent><br/
<hw>Knife</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knifed</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knifing</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>.]</vmorph> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Hort.)</fld> <def>To prune with the knife.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To cut or stab with a knife.</def> <mark>[Low]</mark><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party).</def> <mark>[Slang, U. S.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knifeboard</ent><br/
<hw>Knife"board`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A board on which knives are cleaned or polished.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knife-edge</ent><br/
<hw>Knife"-edge`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Mech.)</fld> <def>A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Knife-edge file</b></col>. <cd>See <xex>Illust.</xex> of <er>File</er>.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knife switch</ent><br/
<hw>Knife switch</hw>. <fld>(Elec.)</fld> <def>A switch consisting of one or more knifelike pieces hinged at one end and making contact near the other with flat gripping springs.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knight</ent><br/
<hw>Knight</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>knight</ets>, <ets>cniht</ets>, knight, soldier, AS. <ets>cniht</ets>, <ets>cneoht</ets>, a boy, youth, attendant, military follower; akin to D. & G. <ets>knecht</ets> servant; perh. akin to E. <ets>kin</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A young servant or follower; a military attendant.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>In feudal times, a man-at-arms serving on horseback and admitted to a certain military rank with special ceremonies, including an oath to protect the distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless life.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>One on whom knighthood, a dignity next below that of baronet, is conferred by the sovereign, entitling him to be addressed as <xex>Sir</xex>; as, Sir John.</def> <mark>[Eng.]</mark> <specif>Hence:</specif> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>A champion; a partisan; a lover.</def> <ldquo/Give this ring to my true <xex>knight</xex>.<rdquo/ Shak <ldquo/In all your quarrels will I be your <xex>knight</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Tennyson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q><qex>Knights</qex>, by their oaths, should right poor ladies' harms.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><note><hand/ Formerly, when a knight's name was not known, it was customary to address him as <xex>Sir Knight</xex>.  The rank of a knight is not hereditary.</note><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A piece used in the game of chess, usually bearing a horse's head.</def><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Carpet knight</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Carpet</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Knight of industry</b></col>. <cd>See <cref>Chevalier d'industrie</cref>, under <er>Chevalier</er>.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Knight of Malta</b></col>, <col><b>Knight of Rhodes</b></col>, <col><b>Knight of St. John of Jerusalem</b></col></mcol>. <cd>See <er>Hospitaler</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Knight of the post</b></col>, <cd>one who gained his living by giving false evidence on trials, or false bail; hence, a sharper in general.</cd> <au>Nares.</au> <ldquo/A <xex>knight of the post</xex>, . . . quoth he, for so I am termed; a fellow that will swear you anything for twelve pence.<rdquo/ <au>Nash.</au> -- <col><b>Knight of the shire</b></col>, <cd>in England, one of the representatives of a county in Parliament, in distinction from the representatives of cities and boroughs.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Knights commanders</b></col>, <col><b>Knights grand cross</b></col></mcol>, <cd>different classes of the Order of the Bath.</cd> See under <er>Bath</er>, and <er>Companion</er>. <col><b>Knights of labor</b></col>, <cd>a secret organization whose professed purpose is to secure and maintain the rights of workingmen as respects their relations to their employers.</cd> <mark>[U. S.]</mark> -- <col><b>Knights of Pythias</b></col>, <cd>a secret order, founded in Washington, D. C., in 1864, for social and charitable purposes.</cd> -- <col><b>Knights of the Round Table</b></col>, <cd>knights belonging to an order which, according to the legendary accounts, was instituted by the mythical King Arthur. They derived their common title from the table around which they sat on certain solemn days.</cd>  <rj><au>Brande & C.</au></rj></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knight</ent><br/
<hw>Knight</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knighted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knighting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To dub or create (one) a knight; -- done in England by the sovereign only, who taps the kneeling candidate with a sword, saying: Rise, Sir ---.</def><br/
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<p><q>A soldier, by the honor-giving hand<br/
Of C<oe/ur-de-Lion <qex>knighted</qex> in the field.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knightage</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"age</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The body of knights, taken collectively.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knight bachelor</ent><br/
<hw>Knight" bach"e*lor</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Knights bachelors</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <def>A knight of the most ancient, but lowest, order of English knights, and not a member of any order of chivalry. See <er>Bachelor</er>, 4.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knight banneret</ent><br/
<hw>Knight" ban"ner*et</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Knights bannerets</plw>.</plu> <def>A knight who carried a banner, who possessed fiefs to a greater amount than the knight bachelor, and who was obliged to serve in war with a greater number of attendants. The dignity was sometimes conferred by the sovereign in person on the field of battle.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knight baronet</ent><br/
<hw>Knight" bar"o*net</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Baronet</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knight-errant</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"-er`rant</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Knight-errants</plw>, or <plw>Knights-errant</plw>.</plu> <def>A wandering knight; a knight who traveled in search of adventures, for the purpose of exhibiting military skill, prowess, and generosity.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knight-errantry</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"-er`rant*ry</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Knight-errantries</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <def>The character or actions of wandering knights; the practice of wandering in quest of adventures; chivalry; a quixotic or romantic adventure or scheme.</def><br/
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<p><q>The rigid guardian [<it>i. e.</it>, conscience] of a blameless heart<br/
Is weak with rank <qex>knight-erratries</qex> o'errun.</q> <rj><qau>Young.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knight-er-ratic</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"-er-rat"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to a knight-errant or to knight-errantry.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark>  <rj><au>Quart. Rev.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knighthead</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"head`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A bollard timber. See under <er>Bollard</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knighthood</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"hood</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Knight</ets> + <ets>hood</ets>: cf. AS. <ets>chihth<amac/d</ets> youth.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The character, dignity, or condition of a knight, or of knights as a class; hence, chivalry.</def> <ldquo/O shame to <xex>knighthood</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>If you needs must write, write Caesar's praise;<br/
You 'll gain at least a <qex>knighthood</qex>, or the bays.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The whole body of knights.</def><br/
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<p><q>The <qex>knighthood</qex> nowadays are nothing like the <qex>knighthood</qex> of old time.</q> <rj><qau>Chapman.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><note><hand/ <ldquo/When the order of <xex>knighthood</xex> was conferred with full solemnity in the leisure of a court or court or city, imposing preliminary ceremonies were required of the candidate. He prepared himself by prayer and fasting, watched his arms at night in a chapel, and was then admitted with the performance of religious rites. <xex>Knighthood</xex> was conferred by the <xex>accolade</xex>, which, from the derivation of the name, would appear to have been originally an embrace; but afterward consisted, as it still does, in a blow of the flat of a sword on the back of the kneeling candidate.<rdquo/</note>  <rj><au>Brande & C.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knightless</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"less</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Unbecoming a knight.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/<xex>Knightless</xex> guile.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knightliness</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"li*ness</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The character or bearing suitable for a knight; chivalry.</def>  <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knightly</ent><br/
<hw>Knight`ly</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>cnihtlic</ets> boyish.]</ety> <def>Of or pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; chivalrous; <as>as, a <ex>knightly</ex> combat; a <ex>knightly</ex> spirit.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>For <qex>knightly</qex> jousts and fierce encounters fit.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>[Excuses] full <qex>knightly</qex> without scorn.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knightly</ent><br/
<hw>Knight"ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In a manner becoming a knight.</def><br/
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<p><q>And why thou comest thus <qex>knightly</qex> clad in arms.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knight marshal</ent><br/
<hw>Knight" mar"shal</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Eng. Law)</fld> <def>An officer in the household of the British sovereign, who has cognizance of transgressions within the royal household and verge, and of contracts made there, a member of the household being one of the parties.</def>  <rj><au>Wharton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knight's service</ent><br/
<ent>Knight service</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>Knight" serv"ice</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> Also <hw>Knight's service</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn>  <fld>(Feud. Law)</fld> <def>The military service by rendering which a knight held his lands.</def></p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Eng. Feud. Law)</fld> <def>A tenure of lands held by knights on condition of performing military service. See <er>Chivalry</er>, <pos>n.</pos>, 4.</def><br/
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<p><q>By far the greater part of England [in the 13th century] is held of the king by <qex>knight's service</qex>. . . . In order to understand this tenure we must form the conception of a unit of military service. That unit seems to be the service of one knight or fully armed horseman (<qex>servitium unius militis</qex>) to be done to the king in his army for forty days in the year, if it be called for. . . . The limit of forty days seems to have existed rather in theory than practice.</q>  <rj><qau>Pollock & Mait.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn>  <def>Service such as a knight can or should render; hence, good or valuable service.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knight's fee</ent><br/
<hw>Knight's fee</hw>. <fld>(Feudal Law)</fld> <def>The fee of a knight; specif., the amount of land the holding of which imposed the obligation of knight service, being sometimes a <er>hide{1}(b)</er> or less, sometimes six or more hides.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knight Templar</ent><br/
<hw>Knight" Tem"plar</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Knights Templars</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <def>See <er>Commandery</er>, <pos>n.</pos>, 3, and also <er>Templar</er>, <pos>n.</pos>, 1 and 3.</def><br/
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<p><ent>knish</ent><br/
<hw>knish</hw> <pr>(k'n<icr/sh")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Russian and Jewish Cookery)</fld> <def>A fried, or sometimes baked, turnover made from a round or square sheet of dough containing a filling, usually of meat or potatoes.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knit</ent><br/
<hw>Knit</hw> <pr>(n<icr/t)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knit</conjf> or <conjf>Knitted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knitting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>knitten</ets>, <ets>knutten</ets>, As. <ets>cnyttan</ets>, fr. <ets>cnotta</ets> knot; akin to Icel. <ets>kn<ymac/ta</ets>, Sw. <ets>knyta</ets>, Dan. <ets>knytte</ets>. See <er>Knot</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying.</def><br/
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<p><q>A great sheet <qex>knit</qex> at the four corners.</q> <rj><qau>Acts x. 11.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>When your head did but ache,<br/
I <qex>knit</qex> my handkercher about your brows.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of needles, either by hand or by machinery; <as>as, to <ex>knit</ex> stockings</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To join; to cause to grow together.</def><br/
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<p><q>Nature can not <qex>knit</qex> the bones while the parts are under a discharge.</q> <rj><qau>Wiseman.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To unite closely; to connect; to engage; <as>as, hearts <ex>knit</ex> together in love</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Thy merit hath my duty strongly <qex>knit</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Come, <qex>knit</qex> hands, and beat the ground,<br/
In a light fantastic round.</q> <rj><qau>Milton (Comus).</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>A link among the days, to<qex>knit</qex><br/
The generations each to each.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.</def><br/
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<p><q>He <qex>knits</qex> his brow and shows an angry eye.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knit</ent><br/
<hw>Knit</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To be united closely; to grow together; <as>as, broken bones will in time <ex>knit</ex> and become sound</as>.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>To knit up</b></col>, <cd>to wind up; to conclude; to come to a close.</cd> <ldquo/It remaineth to <xex>knit up</xex> briefly with the nature and compass of the seas.<rdquo/ <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knit</ent><br/
<hw>Knit</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Union knitting; texture.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knitback</ent><br/
<hw>Knit"back`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The plant comfrey; -- so called from its use as a restorative.</def>  <rj><au>Dr. Prier.</au></rj></p>

<p><ent>Knitchet</ent><br/
<ent>Knitch</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Knitch</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Knitch"et</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Knit</er>.]</ety> <def>A number of things tied or knit together; a bundle; a fagot.</def> <mark>[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>When they [stems of asphodel] be dried, they ought to be made up into <qex>knitchets</qex>, or handfuls.</q> <rj><qau>Holland.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knits</ent><br/
<hw>Knits</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[Prob. same word as <ets>nit</ets> a louse's egg.]</ety> <fld>(Mining)</fld> <def>Small particles of ore.</def>  <rj><au>Raymond.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knitster</ent><br/
<hw>Knit"ster</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A woman who knits.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knitter</ent><br/
<hw>Knit"ter</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who, or that which, knits, joins, or unites; a knitting machine.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knitting</ent><br/
<hw>Knit"ting</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The work of a knitter; the network formed by knitting; knitwork.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Union formed by knitting, as of bones.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Knitting machine</b></col>, <cd>one of a number of contrivances for mechanically knitting stockings, jerseys, and the like.</cd> -- <col><b>Knitting needle</b></col>, <cd>a stiff rod, as of steel wire, with rounded ends for knitting yarn or threads into a fabric, as in stockings.</cd> -- <col><b>Knitting sheath</b></col>, <cd>a sheath to receive the end of a needle in knitting.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knittle</ent><br/
<hw>Knit"tle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From <er>Knit</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A string that draws together a purse or bag.</def> <mark>[Prov. Eng.]</mark>  <rj><au>Wright.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>See <er>Nettles</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>knitwear</ent><br/
<hw>knitwear</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>knitted clothing.</def><br/
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<p><ent>knitwork</ent><br/
<hw>knit"work`</hw> <pr>(n<icr/t"w<ucir/rk`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A network of yarn created by interlacing threads of yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine; knitting.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knit, knitting.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Knives</ent><br/
<hw>Knives</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <def><pos>n. pl.</pos> of <er>Knife</er>. See <er>Knife</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knob</ent><br/
<hw>Knob</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[A modification of <ets>knop</ets>.  Cf. <er>Nob</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; <as>as, a <ex>knob</ex> in the flesh, or on a bone</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A knoblike ornament or handle; <as>as, the <ex>knob</ex> of a lock, door, or drawer</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A rounded hill or mountain; <as>as, the Pilot Knob</as>.</def> <mark>[U. S.]</mark>  <rj><au>Bartlett.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>See <er>Knop</er>.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Knob latch</b></col>, <cd>a latch which can be operated by turning a knob, without using a key.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knob</ent><br/
<hw>Knob</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Drant.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knobbed</ent><br/
<hw>Knobbed</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Containing knobs; full of knobs; ending in a nob. See <xex>Illust</xex> of <er>Antenna</er>.</def><br/
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<p><q>The horns of a roe deer of Greenland are pointed at the top, and <qex>knobbed</qex> or tuberous at the bottom.</q> <rj><qau>Grew.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knobber</ent><br/
<hw>Knob"ber</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>See <er>Knobbler</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knobbing</ent><br/
<hw>Knob"bing</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Stone Quarrying)</fld> <def>Rough dressing by knocking off knobs or projections.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knobbler</ent><br/
<hw>Knob"bler</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The hart in its second year; a young deer.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>knobber</asp>.]</altsp>  <rj><au>Halliwell.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>He has hallooed the hounds upon a velvet-headed <qex>knobbler</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knobbling fire</ent><br/
<hw>Knob"bling fire</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A bloomery fire. See <er>Bloomery</er>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knobby</ent><br/
<hw>Knob"by</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[From <er>Knob</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Full of, or covered with, knobs or hard protuberances.</def>  <rj><au>Dr. H. More.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Irregular; stubborn in particulars.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>The informers continued in a <qex>knobby</qex> kind of obstinacy.</q> <rj><qau>Howell.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Abounding in rounded hills or mountains; hilly.</def> <mark>[U.S.]</mark>  <rj><au>Bartlett.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knobkerry</ent><br/
<ent>knobkerrie</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>knob"ker`rie</hw>, <hw>knob"ker`ry</hw></mhw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Boer D. <ets>knopkirie</ets>, fr. D. <ets>knop-</ets>hout, knotty stick + Hottentot <ets>k<ium/rri</ets>  club.]</ety> <def>A short wooden club with a knobbed end used as a missile weapon by Kafir and other native tribes of South Africa.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knobstick</ent><br/
<hw>Knob"stick`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who refuses to join, or withdraws from, a <colp>trade union</colp>.</def> <mark>[Cant, Eng.]</mark><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A stick, cane, or club terminating in a knob; esp., such a stick or club used as a weapon or missile; a knobkerrie.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knock</ent><br/
<hw>Knock</hw> <pr>(n<ocr/k)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knocked</conjf> <pr>(n<ocr/kt)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knocking</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>knoken</ets>, AS. <ets>cnocian</ets>, <ets>cnucian</ets>; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. <ets>knacka</ets>.  Cf. <er>Knack</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; <as>as, one heavy body <ex>knocks</ex> against another</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; <as>as, to <ex>knock</ex> with a club; to <ex>knock</ex> on the door.</as></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>For harbor at a thousand doors they <qex>knocked</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Seek, and ye shall find; <qex>knock</qex>, and it shall be opened unto you.</q> <rj><qau>Matt. vii. 7.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.</def> <mark>[Slang, U. S.]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>To knock about</b></col>, <cd>to go about, taking knocks or rough usage; to wander about; to saunter.</cd> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark> <ldquo/<xex>Knocking about town</xex>.<rdquo/ <au>W. Irving.</au> -- <col><b>To knock up</b></col>, <cd>to fail of strength; to become wearied or worn out, as with labor; to give out.</cd> <ldquo/The horses were beginning to <xex>knock up</xex> under the fatigue of such severe service.<rdquo/ <au>De Quincey.</au><-- (b) to make pregnant (vulgar) --> -- <col><b>To knock off</b></col>, <cd>to cease, as from work; to desist.</cd> -- <col><b>To knock under</b></col>, <cd>to yield; to submit; to acknowledge one's self conquered; -- an expression probably borrowed from the practice of <xex>knocking under the table</xex> with the knuckles, when conquered.</cd> <ldquo/Colonel Esmond <xex>knocked under</xex> to his fate.<rdquo/ <au>Thackeray.</au></cs><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><-- p. 818 --></p>

<p><ent>Knock</ent><br/
<hw>Knock</hw> <pr>(n<ocr/k)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; <as>as, to <ex>knock</ex> a ball with a bat; to <ex>knock</ex> the head against a post; to <ex>knock</ex> a lamp off the table.</as></def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>When heroes <qex>knock</qex> their knotty heads together.</q> <rj><qau>Rowe.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Master, <qex>knock</qex> the door hard.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.</def> <mark>[Slang, Eng.]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage.</def> <ldquo/Don't <xex>knock</xex> it if you haven't tried it.<rdquo/<br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><cs><mcol><col><b>To knock in the head</b></col>, <it>or</it> <col><b>To knock on the head</b></col>, <cd>to stun or kill by a blow upon the head; hence, to put am end to; to defeat, as a scheme or project; to frustrate; to quash.</cd> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark> -- <col><b>To knock off</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To force off by a blow or by beating.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To assign to a bidder at an auction, by a blow on the counter.</cd> <sd>(c)</sd> <cd>To leave off (work, etc.).</cd> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark> -- <col><b>To knock out</b></col></mcol>, <cd>to force out by a blow or by blows; <as>as, to <ex>knock out</ex> the brains</as>.</cd> -- <col><b>To knock up</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To arouse by knocking.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To beat or tire out; to fatigue till unable to do more; as, the men were entirely <xex>knocked up</xex>.</cd> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark> <ldquo/The day being exceedingly hot, the want of food had <xex>knocked up</xex> my followers.<rdquo/ <au>Petherick.</au> <sd>(c)</sd> <fld>(Bookbinding)</fld> <cd>To make even at the edges, or to shape into book form, as printed sheets.</cd> <sd>(d)</sd> <cd>To make pregnant.  Often used in passive, "she got knocked up".</cd> <mark>[vulgar]</mark></cs></p>

<p><ent>Knock</ent><br/
<hw>Knock</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.</def> <ldquo/ A <xex>knock</xex> at the door.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Longfellow.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>A loud cry or some great <qex>knock</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Holland.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><cs><col><b>Knock off</b></col>, <cd>See <er>knock off</er> in the vocabulary.</cd></cs><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knockabout</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"a*bout`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A small yacht, generally from fifteen to twenty-five feet in length, having a mainsail and a jib; a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit.  All knockabouts have ballast and either a keel or centerboard.  The original type was twenty-one feet in length.  The next larger type is called a <contr>raceabout</contr>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> + <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A knockabout performer or performance.</def> <mark>[Theat. Slang]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A man hired on a sheep station to do odd jobs.</def> <mark>[Colloq., Australia]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knockabout</ent><br/
<hw>knock"a*bout`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Marked by knocking about or roughness.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <def>Of noisy and violent character; marked by farce, pratfalls, and horseplay; <as>as, <ex>knockabout</ex> comedy</as>.</def> <mark>[Theat. Slang]</mark><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> boisterous, slapstick.</syn><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn>  <def>Characterized by, or suitable for, knocking about, or traveling or wandering hither and thither; suitable for use in rough activity; suited for everyday use; -- used especially of  clothing.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> casual, everyday.</syn><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn>  <def>That does odd jobs; -- said of a class of hands or laborers on a sheep station.</def> <mark>[Collog., Australia]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knock down</ent><br/
<hw>Knock" down`</hw>  <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To strike down; to fell; to prostrate by a blow or by blows; <as>as, <ex>to knock down</ex> an assailant</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To assign to a bidder at an auction, by a blow or knock of the auctioneer's hammer; to sell at an auction; <as>as, the vase was <ex>knocked down</ex> at two thousand dollars</as>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To take apart; to dissassemble; <as>as, to <ex>knock down</ex> a rifle for cleaning</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To reduce or discount the price of; <as>as, the dresses were <ex>knocked down</ex> to twenty dollars</as>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To earn (an income).</def> <ldquo/plumbers who <xex>knock down</xex> over a hundred thousand a year.<rdquo/<br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knockdown</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"down`</hw>  <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>That which knocks one down; something that overpowers or overwhelms, as strong liquor; specif., a kind of ale or beer that is very strong.</def> <mark>[Slang.]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <def>A knocking down; a felling by a knock, as of a combatant, or of an animal; a blow that overwhelms; also, a fist fight.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn>  <def>Something that knocks down, or takes apart, for packing or removal, as a piece of furniture; also, state of being knocked down, or taken apart.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knockdown</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"down`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Of force sufficient to fell or completely overthrow; <as>as, a <ex>knockdown</ex> blow; a <ex>knockdown</ex> argument.</as>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Designating a rivet end to be formed into a head by upsetting in fastening.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Of or pertaining to the act of knocking down at an auction; specif., designating the price below which an article will not be disposed by the auctioneer.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn>  <def>Made or constructed so as to be capable of being knocked down or taken apart, as for transportation.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knockdown-dragout</ent><br/
<ent>knock-down-and-drag-out</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>knock-down-and-drag-out</hw>, <hw>knockdown-dragout</hw></mhw> <pos>adj.</pos>  <def>marked by extreme violence; -- of fights; also used metaphorically of fierce contests; <as>as, a <ex>knock-down-and-drag-out</ex> fight; a <ex>knockdown-dragout</ex> competition for the browser market</as>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> ferocious, fierce, knockdown-dragout, tearing.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knocked-out</ent><br/
<hw>knocked-out</hw> <pos>adj.</pos>  <def>damaged; -- not used of persons; <as>as, the gym has some of the most <ex>knocked-out</ex> equipment since Vic Tanny</as>.  Opposite of <ant>undamaged</ant>.</def> <mark>[prenominal]</mark><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knocked out.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knocker</ent><br/
<hw>knock"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who, or that which, knocks; specifically, an instrument, or kind of hammer, fastened to a door, to be used in seeking for admittance.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Shut, shut the door, good John ! fatigued, I said;<br/
Tie up the <qex>knocker</qex>; say I'm sick, I'm dead.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A person strikingly handsome, beautiful, or fine; one who wins admiration; a <ldquo/stunner.<rdquo/</def> <mark>[Slang.]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn>  <def>A species of large cockroach, especially <spn>Blabera gigantea</spn>, of semitropical America, which is able to produce a loud knocking sound.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <mark>[usually used in pl.]</mark> <def>a woman's breast.</def> <mark>[vulgar]</mark><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knocking</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"ing</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A beating; a rap; a series of raps.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>The . . . repeated <qex>knockings</qex> of the head upon the ground by the Chinese worshiper.</q> <rj><qau>H. Spencer.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knockings</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"ings</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <fld>(Mining)</fld> <def>Large lumps picked out of the sieve, in dressing ore.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knock-knee</ent><br/
<hw>knock"-knee`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A condition in which the knees are bent in so as to touch each other in walking; inknee.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knock-knees, genu valgum.</syn><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knock-kneed</ent><br/
<hw>knock"-kneed`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having the legs bent inward so that the knees touch in walking.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>knack-kneed</asp>.]</altsp></p>

<p><ent>knock-knees</ent><br/
<hw>knock-knees</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>knock-knee.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knock-knee, genu valgum.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knock off</ent><br/
<hw>knock off</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>a device in a knitting machine to remove loops from the needles.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knock off</ent><br/
<hw>knock off</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. i. & t.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>to quit (working).</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>to accomplish; -- frequently used when the task is accomplished rapidly.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>to kill; to defeat (opponents).</def> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>to discount, to deduct (a sum from a price).</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>to rob.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knock over.</syn><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>to make a knockoff of; to copy or imitate, usually without permission or admission of copying.</def> <au>[MW10]</au><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knockoff</ent><br/
<hw>knock"off</hw>  <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A cheap imitation of something popular, produced illegally without a license from the trademark owner, and of inferior materials.</def> <altsp>[Also spelled <asp>knock-off</asp>.]</altsp><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knock-off</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"-off`</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Act or place of knocking off; that which knocks off;</def> <specif>specif.</specif> <fld>(Mach.)</fld>, <def>a cam or the like for disconnecting something, as a device in a knitting machine to remove loops from the needles.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A <er>knockoff</er>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knock-off</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"-off`</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>That knocks off; of or pertaining to knocking off.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knock-out</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"-out`</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>That knocks out; characterized by knocking out; <as>as, a <ex>knock-out</ex> blow; a <ex>knock-out</ex> key for knocking out a drill from a collet</as>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knock-out</ent><br/
<ent>knockout</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>knock"out`</hw>, <hw>knock"-out`</hw></mhw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Act of knocking out, or state of being knocked out; the act of rendering a person unconscious by a blow.</def> <wns>[wns=1]</wns><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> + <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>   <def>a blow which causes a person to become unconscious.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knockout blow, knockout punch.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Boxing)</fld> <def>the winning of a boxing contest by rendering the opponent unable to stand for a specified period, usually a count of ten; -- in contrast to a win by a <contr>decision</contr>; <as>as, Muhammed Ali won by a <ex>knockout</ex> in the first round</as>.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>a strikingly beautiful woman.</def> <mark>[Informal]</mark><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>knock-out drops</ent><br/
<ent>knockout drops</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>knockout drops</hw>, <hw>knock-out drops</hw></mhw> <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>Drops of any drug, used to a person to fall asleep or become unconscious or stupefied for the purpose of robbery, etc.; they are usually mixed into a drink so that the person consuming it does so unknowingly.  One compound used for this purpose is <styp><er>chloral hydrate</er></styp>.</def> <mark>[Slang, U. S.]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> + <source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knockstone</ent><br/
<hw>Knock"stone`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Mining)</fld> <def>A block upon which ore is broken up.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knoll</ent><br/
<hw>Knoll</hw> <pr>(n<omac/l)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>cnoll</ets>; akin to G. <ets>knolle</ets>, <ets>knollen</ets>, clod, lump, knob, bunch, OD. <ets>knolle</ets> ball, bunch, Sw. <ets>kn<oum/l</ets>, Dan. <ets>knold</ets>.]</ety> <def>A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the top or crown of a hill.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>On <qex>knoll</qex> or hillock rears his crest,<br/
Lonely and huge, the giant oak.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knoll</ent><br/
<hw>Knoll</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knolled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knolling</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>knollen</ets>, AS. <ets>cnyllan</ets>. See <er>Knell</er>.]</ety> <def>To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to proclaim, or summon, by ringing.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Knolled</xex> to church.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><q>Heavy clocks <qex>knolling</qex> the drowsy hours.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Knoll</ent><br/
<hw>Knoll</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To sound, as a bell; to knell.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>For a departed being's soul<br/
The death hymn peals, and the hollow bells <qex>knoll</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Byron.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knoll</ent><br/
<hw>Knoll</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The tolling of a bell; a knell.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark>  <rj><au>Byron.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knoller</ent><br/
<hw>Knoll"er</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who tolls a bell.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Sherwood.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knop</ent><br/
<hw>Knop</hw> <pr>(n<ocr/p)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>knop</ets>, <ets>knoppe</ets>; cf. D. <ets>knop</ets>, <ets>knoop</ets>, G. <ets>knopf</ets>, Dan. <ets>knap</ets>, <ets>knop</ets>, Sw. <ets>knapp</ets>, <ets>knopp</ets>, button, bud, Icel. <ets>knappr</ets>, and E. <ets>knap</ets>, <pos>n.</pos> Cf. <er>Knap</er>, <er>Knob</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A knob; a bud; a bunch; a button.</def><br/
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<p><q>Four bowls made like unto almonds, with their <qex>knops</qex> and their flowers.</q> <rj><qau>Ex. xxv. 21.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>Any boldly projecting sculptured ornament; esp., the ornamental termination of a pinnacle, and then synonymous with <altname>finial</altname>; -- called also <altname>knob</altname>, and <altname>knosp</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Knop sedge</b></col> <fld>(Bot.)</fld>, <cd>the bur reed (<gen>Sparganium</gen>); -- so called from its globular clusters of seed vessels.</cd>  <rj><au>Prior.</au></rj></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knopped</ent><br/
<hw>Knopped</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having knops or knobs; fastened as with buttons.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Rom. of R.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knoppern</ent><br/
<hw>Knop"pern</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. G. <ets>knopper</ets>. See <er>Knop</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A kind of gall produced by a gallfly on the cup of an acorn, -- used in tanning and dyeing.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knopweed</ent><br/
<hw>Knop"weed`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Knapweed</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knor</ent><br/
<hw>Knor</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Knur</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knosp</ent><br/
<hw>Knosp</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. G. <ets>knospe</ets> bud, E. <ets>knop</ets>, <ets>knar</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Knop</er>, 2.</def>  <rj><au>Milman.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knot</ent><br/
<hw>Knot</hw> <pr>(n<ocr/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>knot</ets>, <ets>knotte</ets>, AS. <ets>cnotta</ets>; akin to D. <ets>knot</ets>, OHG. <ets>chnodo</ets>, <ets>chnoto</ets>, G. <ets>knoten</ets>, Icel. <ets>kn<umac/tr</ets>, Sw. <ets>knut</ets>, Dan. <ets>knude</ets>, and perh. to L. <ets>nodus</ets>.  Cf. <er>Knout</er>, <er>Knit</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A fastening together of the parts or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc., by any one of various ways of tying or entangling.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A lump or loop formed in a thread, cord, rope. etc., as at the end, by tying or interweaving it upon itself.</def> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>An ornamental tie, as of a ribbon.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ The names of knots vary according to the manner of their making, or the use for which they are intended; as, <xex>dow</xex>knot, <xex>reef</xex> knot, <xex>stopper</xex> knot, <xex>diamond</xex> knot, etc.</note><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A bond of union; a connection; a tie.</def> <ldquo/With nuptial <xex>knot</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>Ere we knit the <qex>knot</qex> that can never be loosed.</q> <rj><qau>Bp. Hall.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Something not easily solved; an intricacy; a difficulty; a perplexity; a problem.</def><br/
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<p><q><qex>Knots</qex> worthy of solution.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>A man shall be perplexed with <qex>knots</qex>, and problems of business, and contrary affairs.</q> <rj><qau>South.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A figure the lines of which are interlaced or intricately interwoven, as in embroidery, gardening, etc.</def> <ldquo/Garden <xex>knots</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>Flowers worthy of paradise, which, not nice art<br/
In beds and curious <qex>knots</qex>, but nature boon<br/
Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>A cluster of persons or things; a collection; a group; a hand; a clique; <as>as, a <ex>knot</ex> of politicians</as>.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Knots</xex> of talk.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Tennyson.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>His ancient <qex>knot</qex> of dangerous adversaries.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Palms in cluster, <qex>knots</qex> of Paradise.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>As they sat together in small, separate <qex>knots</qex>, they discussed doctrinal and metaphysical points of belief.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott. </qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>A portion of a branch of a tree that forms a mass of woody fiber running at an angle with the grain of the main stock and making a hard place in the timber. A loose knot is generally the remains of a dead branch of a tree covered by later woody growth.</def><br/
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<p><sn>7.</sn> <def>A knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.</def><br/
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<p><q>With lips serenely placid, felt the <qex>knot</qex><br/
Climb in her throat.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>8.</sn> <def>A protuberant joint in a plant.</def><br/
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<p><sn>9.</sn> <def>The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>I shoulde to the <qex>knotte</qex> condescend,<br/
And maken of her walking soon an end.</q> <rj><qau>Chaucer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>10.</sn> <fld>(Mech.)</fld> <def>See <er>Node</er>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>11.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A division of the log line, serving to measure the rate of the vessel's motion. Each knot on the line bears the same proportion to a mile that thirty seconds do to an hour. The number of knots which run off from the reel in half a minute, therefore, shows the number of miles the vessel sails in an hour.</def> Hence: <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A nautical mile, or 6080.27 feet; <as>as, when a ship goes nautical eight miles an hour, her speed is said to be eight <ex>knots</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>12.</sn> <def>A kind of epaulet. See <er>Shoulder knot</er>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>13.</sn> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>A sandpiper (<spn>Tringa canutus</spn>), found in the northern parts of all the continents, in summer. It is grayish or ashy above, with the rump and upper tail coverts white, barred with dusky. The lower parts are pale brown, with the flanks and under tail coverts white. When fat it is prized by epicures. Called also <altname>dunne</altname>.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ The name is said to be derived from King Canute, this bird being a favorite article of food with him.</note><br/
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<p><q>The <qex>knot</qex> that called was Canutus' bird of old,<br/
Of that great king of Danes his name that still doth hold,<br/
His appetite to please that far and near was sought.</q> <rj><qau>Drayton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knot</ent><br/
<hw>Knot</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knotted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knotting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle.</def> <ldquo/<xex>Knotted</xex> curls.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Drayton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>As tight as I could <qex>knot</qex> the noose.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To unite closely; to knit together.</def>  <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.</def> <mark>[Obs. or R.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knot</ent><br/
<hw>Knot</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled.</def><br/
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<p><q>Cut hay when it begins to <qex>knot</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Mortimer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To knit knots for fringe or trimming.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To copulate; -- said of toads.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knotberry</ent><br/
<hw>Knot"ber`ry</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The cloudberry (<spn>Rudus Cham<ae/morus</spn>); -- so called from its knotted stems.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knotgrass</ent><br/
<hw>Knot"grass`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>a common weed with jointed stems <spn>(Polygonum aviculare)</spn>; knotweed.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The dog grass. See under <er>Dog</er>.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ An infusion of <spn>Polygonum aviculare</spn> was once supposed to have the effect of stopping the growth of an animal, and hence it was called, as by Shakespeare, <ldquo/hindering <xex>knotgrass</xex>.<rdquo/</note><br/
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<p><q>We want a boy extremely for this function,<br/
Kept under for a year with milk and <qex>knotgrass</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Beau. &  Fl.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knotless</ent><br/
<hw>Knot"less</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Free from knots; without knots.</def> <ldquo/Silver firs with <xex>knotless</xex> trunks.<rdquo/
 <rj><qau>Congreve.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knotted</ent><br/
<hw>Knot"ted</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Full of knots; having knots; knurled; <as>as, a <ex>knotted</ex> cord; the <ex>knotted</ex> oak.</as></def>  <rj><au>Dryden.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Interwoven; matted; entangled.</def><br/
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<p><q>Make . . . thy <qex>knotted</qex> and combined locks to part.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Having intersecting lines or figures.</def><br/
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<p><q>The west corner of thy curious <qex>knotted</qex> garden.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Geol.)</fld> <def>Characterized by small, detached points, chiefly composed of mica, less decomposable than the mass of the rock, and forming knots in relief on the weathered surface; <as>as, <ex>knotted</ex> rocks</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Percival.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Entangled; puzzling; knotty.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>They're catched in <qex>knotted</qex> lawlike nets.</q> <rj><qau>Hudibras.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knottiness</ent><br/
<hw>Knot"ti*ness</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From <er>Knotty</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The quality or state of being knotty or full of knots.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Difficulty of solution; intricacy; complication.</def> <ldquo/ <xex>Knottiness</xex> of his style.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Hare.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knotty</ent><br/
<hw>Knot"ty</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <amorph>[<pos>Compar.</pos> <adjf>Knottier</adjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>superl.</pos> <adjf>Knottiest</adjf>.]</amorph> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Full of knots; knotted; having many knots; <as>as, <ex>knotty</ex> timber; a <ex>knotty</ex> rope.</as></def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Hard; rugged; <as>as, a <ex>knotty</ex> head</as>.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark>  <rj><au>Rewe.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Difficult; intricate; perplexed.</def><br/
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<p><q>A <qex>knotty</qex> point to which we now proceed</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knotweed</ent><br/
<hw>Knot"weed`</hw> <pr>(n<ocr/t"w<emac/d`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>See <er>Knotgrass</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knotwort</ent><br/
<hw>Knot"wort`</hw> <pr>(n<ocr/t"w<ucir/rt`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A small, herbaceous, trailing plant, of the genus <gen>Illecebrum</gen> (<spn>Illecebrum verticillatum</spn>).</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knout</ent><br/
<hw>Knout</hw> <pr>(nout <it>or</it> n<oomac/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Russ. <ets>knut'</ets>; prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. <ets>knut</ets> knot, knout, Icel. <ets>kn<umac/tr</ets> knot: cf. F. <ets>knout</ets>. See <er>Knot</er>.]</ety> <def>A kind of whip for flogging criminals, formerly much used in Russia. The lash is a tapering bundle of leather thongs twisted with wire and hardened, so that it mangles the flesh.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knout</ent><br/
<hw>Knout</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To punish with the knout.</def>  <rj><au>Brougham.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Know</ent><br/
<hw>Know</hw> <pr>(n<omac/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Knee.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Know</ent><br/
<hw>Know</hw> <pr>(n<omac/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp.</pos> <conjf>Knew</conjf> <pr>(n<umac/)</pr>; <pos>p. p.</pos> <conjf>Known</conjf> <pr>(n<omac/n)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knowing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>knowen</ets>, <ets>knawen</ets>, AS. <ets>cn<aum/wan</ets>; akin to OHG. <ets>chn<aum/an</ets> (in comp.), Icel. <ets>kn<aum/</ets> to be able, Russ. <ets>znate</ets> to know, L. <ets>gnoscere</ets>, <ets>noscere</ets>, Gr. <grk>gighw`skein</grk>, Skr. <ets>jn<amac/</ets>; fr. the root of E. <ets>can</ets>, <pos>v. i.</pos>, <ets>ken</ets>. <root/45.  See <er>Ken</er>, <er>Can</er> to be able, and cf. <er>Acquaint</er>, <er>Cognition</er>, <er>Gnome</er>, <er>Ignore</er>, <er>Noble</er>, <er>Note</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; <as>as, to <ex>know</ex> one's duty</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>O, that a man might <qex>know</qex><br/
The end of this day's business ere it come!</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>There is a certainty in the proposition, and we <qex>know</qex> it.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q><qex>Know</qex> how sublime a thing it is<br/
To suffer and be strong.</q> <rj><qau>Longfellow.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; <as>as, to <ex>know</ex> things from information</as>.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; <as>as, to <ex>know</ex> an author; to <ex>know</ex> the rules of an organization.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>He hath made him to be sin for us, who <qex>knew</qex> no sin.</q> <rj><qau>2 Cor. v. 21.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Not to <qex>know</qex> me argues yourselves unknown.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; <as>as, to <ex>know</ex> a person's face or figure</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Ye shall <qex>know</qex> them by their fruits.</q> <rj><qau>Matt. vil. 16. </qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>And their eyes were opened, and they <qex>knew</qex> him.</q> <rj><qau>Luke xxiv. 31.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>To know<br/
Faithful friend from flattering foe.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>At nearer view he thought he <qex>knew</qex> the dead.</q> <rj><qau>Flatman.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To have sexual intercourse with.</def><br/
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<p><q>And Adam <qex>knew</qex> Eve his wife.</q> <rj><qau>Gen. iv. 1.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><note><hand/ <xex>Know</xex> is often followed by an objective and an infinitive (with or without to) or a participle, a dependent sentence, etc.</note><br/
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<p><q>And I <qex>knew</qex> that thou hearest me always.</q> <rj><qau>John xi. 42.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>The monk he instantly <qex>knew</qex> to be the prior.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>In other hands I have <qex>known</qex> money do good.</q> <rj><qau>Dickens.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>To know how</b></col>, <cd>to understand the manner, way, or means; to have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. <xex>How</xex> is sometimes omitted.</cd> <ldquo/ If we fear to die, or <xex>know</xex> not to be patient.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Jer. Taylor.</au></rj></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Know</ent><br/
<hw>Know</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with <ptcl>of</ptcl>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Israel doth not <qex>know</qex>, my people doth not consider.</q> <rj><qau>Is. i. 3.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>If any man will do his will, he shall <qex>know</qex> of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.</q> <rj><qau>John vii. 17.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>The peasant folklore of Europe still <qex>knows</qex> of willows that bleed and weep and speak when hewn.</q> <rj><qau>Tylor.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To be assured; to feel confident.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>To know of</b></col>, <cd>to ask, to inquire.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/ <xex>Know of</xex> your youth, examine well your blood.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knowable</ent><br/
<hw>Know"a*ble</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>That may be known; capable of being discovered, understood, or ascertained.</def><br/
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<p><q>Thus mind and matter, as known or <qex>knowable</qex>, are only two different series of phenomena or qualities.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Hamilton. </qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knowa bleness</ent><br/
<hw>Know"a* ble*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state or quality of being knowable.</def>  <rj><au>Locke.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Know-all</ent><br/
<hw>Know"-all`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who knows everything; hence, one who makes pretension to great knowledge; a wiseacre; a know-it-all; -- usually ironical.</def> <mark>[Colloq. or R.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knower</ent><br/
<hw>Know"er</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who knows.</def>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>know-how</ent><br/
<ent>knowhow</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>know"how`</hw>, <hw>know"-how`</hw></mhw> <pr>(n<omac/"hou`)</pr>  <pos>n.</pos> <def>the knowledge and skill required to do something; practical knowledge for a specific task.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knowhow.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Knowing</ent><br/
<hw>Know"ing</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Skilful; well informed; intelligent; <as>as, a <ex>knowing</ex> man; a <ex>knowing</ex> dog.</as></def><br/
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<p><q>The <qex>knowing</qex> and intelligent part of the world.</q> <rj><qau>South.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Artful; cunning; <as>as, a <ex>knowing</ex> rascal</as>.</def> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark><br/
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<p><ent>Knowing</ent><br/
<hw>Know"ing</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Knowledge; hence, experience.</def> <ldquo/ In my <xex>knowing</xex>.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><q>This sore night<br/
Hath trifled former <qex>knowings</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knowingly</ent><br/
<hw>Know"ing*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>With knowledge; in a knowing manner; intelligently; consciously; deliberately; <as>as, he would not <ex>knowingly</ex> offend</as>.</def>  <rj><au>Strype.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>By experience.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knowingness</ent><br/
<hw>Know"ing*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state or quality of being knowing or intelligent; shrewdness; skillfulness.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Know-it-all</ent><br/
<hw>Know"-it-all`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who knows everything;</def> <specif>hence,</specif> <def>a person who makes pretension to great knowledge, especially one whose didactic conversational habit conspicuously reveals his belief that he has superior knowledge on many subjects; a wiseacre; a know-all; -- usually ironical.</def> <mark>[Colloq. & pejorative]</mark>  <note>the use of this term implies that the speaker disapproves of this behavior, and may think that it is unjustified</note><br/
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<p><ent>Knowleche</ent><br/
<hw>Knowl"eche</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. & v.</pos> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <def>See <er>Knowledge</er>.</def><br/
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<p><q>We consider and <qex>knowleche</qex> that we have offended.</q> <rj><qau>Chaucer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><-- p. 819 --></p>

<p><ent>Knowleching</ent><br/
<hw>Knowl"ech*ing</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Knowledge.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knowledge</ent><br/
<hw>Knowl"edge</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>knowlage</ets>, <ets>knowlege</ets>, <ets>knowleche</ets>, <ets>knawleche</ets>. The last part is the Icel. suffix <ets>-leikr</ets>, forming abstract nouns, orig. the same as Icel. <ets>leikr</ets> game, play, sport, akin to AS. <ets>l<amac/c</ets>, Goth. <ets>laiks</ets> dance. See <er>Know</er>, and cf. <er>Lake</er>, <pos>v. i.</pos>, <er>Lark</er> a frolic.]</ety><br/
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<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.</def><br/
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<p><q><qex>Knowledge</qex>, which is the highest degree of the speculative faculties, consists in the perception of the truth of affirmative or negative propositions.</q> <rj><qau>Locke.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.</def><br/
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<p><q>There is a great difference in the delivery of the mathematics, which are the most abstracted of <qex>knowledges</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Bacon.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q><qex>Knowledges</qex> is a term in frequent use by Bacon, and, though now obsolete, should be revived, as without it we are compelled to borrow <ldquo/cognitions<rdquo/ to express its import.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Hamilton.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>To use a word of Bacon's, now unfortunately obsolete, we must determine the relative value of <qex>knowledges</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>H. Spencer.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.</def><br/
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<p><q><qex>Knowledge</qex> puffeth up, but charity edifieth.</q> <rj><qau>1 Cor. viii. 1.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><q>Ignorance is the curse of God;<br/
<qex>Knowledge</qex>, the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; <as>as, a <ex>knowledge</ex> of life</as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Shipmen that had <qex>knowledge</qex> of the sea.</q> <rj><qau>1 Kings ix. 27.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Scope of information; cognizance; notice; <as>as, it has not come to my <ex>knowledge</ex></as>.</def><br/
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<p><q>Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldst take <qex>knowledge</qex> of me?</q> <rj><qau>Ruth ii. 10.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by <it>carnal</it>; same as <cref>carnal knowledge</cref>.</def></p>

<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- See <er>Wisdom</er>.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Knowledge</ent><br/
<hw>Knowl"edge</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To acknowledge.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <ldquo/Sinners which <xex>knowledge</xex> their sins.<rdquo/  <rj><au>Tyndale.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>knowledgeable</ent><br/
<hw>knowledgeable</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn>  <def>thoroughly acquainted with and skilled in something through study or experience; <as>as, <ex>knowledgeable</ex> in classical languages</as>.  Opposite of <ant>unversed</ant>, <ant>unacquainted</ant>, and <ant>unfamiliar</ant>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> versed.</syn><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>fully informed.</def><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn>  <def>highly educated; having information or understanding.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> enlightened, learned, lettered, literate, well-educated, well-read.</syn><br/
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<p>-- <wordforms><wf>knowledgeability</wf>, <pos>n.</pos> -- <wf>knowledgeably</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos> -- <wf>knowledgeableness</wf>, <pos>n.</pos></wordforms><br/
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<p><ent>knowledge engineering</ent><br/
<hw>knowledge engineering</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>The application of computerized data and text manipulation to manage and interpret large bodies of knowledge, or find useful information in large bodies of data.  The study of methods for knowledge engineering is generally considered as a branch of <partof>artificial intelligence</partof>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>knowledge-intensive</ent><br/
<hw>knowledge-intensive</hw> <pos>a.</pos> <def>Requiring access to and manipulation of large quantities of knowledge; <as>as, <ex>knowledge-intensive</ex> labor</as>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>knowledge worker</ent><br/
<hw>knowledge worker</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A person whose occupation is predominantly concerned with generating or interpreting information, as contrasted with manual labor.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Known</ent><br/
<hw>Known</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>p. p.</pos> <def>of <er>Know</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Know-nothing</ent><br/
<hw>Know"-noth`ing</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A member of a secret political organization in the United States, the chief objects of which were the proscription of foreigners by the repeal of the naturalization laws, and the exclusive choice of native Americans for office.</def><br/
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<p><note><hand/ The party originated in 1853, and existed for about three years. The members of it were called <xex>Know-nothings</xex>, because they replied <ldquo/I don't know,<rdquo/ to any questions asked them in reference to the party.</note><br/
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<p><ent>Know-nothingism</ent><br/
<hw>Know"-noth`ing*ism</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The doctrines, principles, or practices, of the Know-nothings.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knubs</ent><br/
<hw>Knubs</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>Waste silk formed in winding off the threads from a cocoon.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knuckle</ent><br/
<hw>Knuc"kle</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>knokel</ets>, <ets>knokil</ets>, AS. <ets>cuncel</ets>; akin to D. <ets>knokkel</ets>, OFries. <ets>knokele</ets>, <ets>knokle</ets>, G. <ets>kn<oum/chel</ets>, Sw. <ets>knoge</ets>, Dan. <ets>knokkel</ets>, G. <ets>knochen</ets> bone, and perh. to E. <ets>knock</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing of the fingers.</def>  <rj><au>Davenant.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The kneejoint, or middle joint, of either leg of a quadruped, especially of a calf; -- formerly used of the kneejoint of a human being.</def><br/
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<p><q>With weary <qex>knuckles</qex> on thy brim she kneeled sadly down.</q> <rj><qau>Golding.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The joint of a plant.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
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<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Mech.)</fld> <def>The joining parts of a hinge through which the pin or rivet passes; a knuckle joint.</def><br/
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<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Shipbuilding)</fld> <def>A convex portion of a vessel's figure where a sudden change of shape occurs, as in a canal boat, where a nearly vertical side joins a nearly flat bottom.</def><br/
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<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>A contrivance, usually of brass or iron, and furnished with points, worn to protect the hand, to add force to a blow, and to disfigure the person struck;  -- called also <altname>knuckle duster</altname>, <altname>knuckles</altname> or <altname>brass knuckles</altname>.</def> <mark>[Slang.]</mark><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>Knuckle joint</b></col> <fld>(Mach.)</fld>, <cd>a hinge joint, in which a projection with an eye, on one piece, enters a jaw between two corresponding projections with eyes, on another piece, and is retained by a pin which passes through the eyes and forms the pivot.</cd> -- <col><b>Knuckle of veal</b></col> <fld>(Cookery)</fld>, <cd>the lower part of a leg of veal, from the line of the body to the knuckle.</cd></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knuckle</ent><br/
<hw>Knuc"kle</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Knuckled</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>;; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Knuckling</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>.]</vmorph> <def>To yield; to submit; -- used with <ptcl>down</ptcl>, <ptcl>to</ptcl>, or <ptcl>under</ptcl>.</def><br/
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<p><cs><col><b>To knuckle to</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To submit to in a contest; to yield to.</cd> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark> <see>See <cref>To knock under</cref>, under <er>Knock</er>, <pos>v. i.</pos></see>  <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To apply one's self vigorously or earnestly to; <as>as, <ex>to knuckle to</ex> work.</as></cd> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark></cs><br/
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<p><ent>Knuckle</ent><br/
<hw>Knuc"kle</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To beat with the knuckles; to pummel.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark>  <rj><au>Horace Smith.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knuckled</ent><br/
<hw>Knuc"kled</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Jointed.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>knuckle under</ent><br/
<hw>knuc`kle un"der</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To yield; to submit; -- usually used with <ptcl>to</ptcl>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>knuckles</ent><br/
<hw>knuc"kles</hw> <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>a small metal weapon, worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand; called also <altname>brass knuckles</altname> and <altname>knuckle duster</altname>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> brass knucks, knucks, brass knuckles, knuckle duster.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>knucks</ent><br/
<hw>knucks</hw> <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>same as <er>knuckles</er>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> brass knucks, brass knuckles, knuckles, knuckle duster.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Knuff</ent><br/
<hw>Knuff</hw> <pr>(n<ucr/f)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Gnof</er> a churl.]</ety> <def>A lout; a clown.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
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<p><q>The country <qex>knuffs</qex>, Hob, Dick, and Hick,<br/
With clubs and clouted shoon.</q> <rj><qau>Hayward.</qau></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knur</ent><br/
<hw>Knur</hw> <pr>(n<ucir/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Knurl</er>.]</ety> <def>A knurl.</def>  <rj><au>Woodward.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>Knurl</ent><br/
<hw>Knurl</hw> <pr>(n<ucir/rl)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Knar</er>, <er>Gnar</er>.]</ety> <def>A contorted knot in wood; a crossgrained protuberance; a nodule; a boss or projection.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One who, or that which, is crossgrained.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knurl</ent><br/
<hw>Knurl</hw> <pr>(n<ucir/rl)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To provide with ridges, to assist the grasp, as in the edge of a flat knob, or coin; to mill.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knurled</ent><br/
<hw>Knurled</hw> <pr>(n<ucir/rld)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Full of knots; gnarled.</def><br/
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<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Milled, as the head of a screw, or the edge of a coin.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knurly</ent><br/
<hw>Knurl"y</hw> <pr>(n<ucir/rl"<ycr/)</pr>, <amorph>[<pos>Compar.</pos> <adjf>Knurlier</adjf> <pr>(n<ucir/rl"<icr/*<etil/r)</pr>; <pos>superl.</pos> <adjf>Knurliest</adjf>.]</amorph> <ety>[See <er>Knur</er>, and cf. <er>Gnarly</er>.]</ety> <def>Full of knots; hard; tough; hence, capable of enduring or resisting much.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Knurry</ent><br/
<hw>Knur"ry</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Full of knots.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>  <rj><au>Drayton.</au></rj><br/
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<p><ent>k.o.</ent><br/
<ent>K.O.</ent><br/
<ent>KO</ent><br/
<mhw><hw>KO</hw>, <hw>K.O.</hw>, <hw>k.o.</hw></mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>a knockout; a blow that renders the opponent unconscious; -- used especially in boxing.</def> <mark>[acronym]</mark><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knockout.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>KO</ent><br/
<hw>KO</hw> <pos>v. t.</pos>  <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>KO'd</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>KO'ing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To knock out; to deliver a blow that renders (the opponent) unconscious; -- used especially in boxing.</def> <mark>[acronym]</mark><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knockout.</syn><br/
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<p><ent>Koaita</ent><br/
<hw>Ko*ai"ta</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Coaita</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Koala</ent><br/
<hw>Ko*a"la</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A tailless furry marsupial (<spn>Phascolarctos cinereus</spn>), found in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of her neck. Called also <altname>Australian bear</altname>, <altname>koala bear</altname>, <altname>native bear</altname>, and <altname>native sloth</altname>.  The <ex>koala</ex> lives almost all of its life in trees, moves sluggishly like a sloth, and eats eucalyptus leaves almost exclusively.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Koba</ent><br/
<ent>Kob</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Kob</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Ko"ba</hw> <pr>(?)</pr> }</mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any one of several species of African antelopes of the genus <gen>Kobus</gen>, esp. the species <spn>Kobus sing-sing</spn>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kobalt</ent><br/
<hw>Ko"balt</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Cobalt</er>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kobellite</ent><br/
<hw>Ko"bel*lite</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From <person>Franz von <etsep>Kobell</etsep></person>, of Munich.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A blackish gray mineral, a sulphide of antimony, bismuth, and lead.</def><br/
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<p><ent>Kobold</ent><br/
<hw>Ko"bold</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[G., perh. orig., house god, hose protector. See <er>Cobalt</er>]</ety> <def>A kind of domestic spirit in German mythology, corresponding to the Scottish brownie and the English <person>Robin Goodfellow</person>.</def><br/
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<p><ent>KO'd</ent><br/
<hw>KO'd</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <ety>[from <er>KO</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety>  <def>rendered unconscious, usually by a blow.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> knocked out(predicate), kayoed, out(predicate), stunned.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kodachrome</ent><br/
<hw>Ko"da*chrome`</hw> <pr>(k<omac/"d<acr/*kr<omac/m`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[A trademark.]</ety> <def>A brand of photographic transparency bearing a positive color image.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kodagu</ent><br/
<hw>Kodagu</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A Dravidian language.</def><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kodak</ent><br/
<hw>Ko"dak</hw> <pr>(k<omac/"d<acr/k)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[An invented name.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A kind of portable photographic camera, esp. adapted for snapshot work, in which a succession of negatives is made upon a continuous roll of sensitized film; -- originally a trademark name of the Eastman Kodak Company, but from early 1900's through the 1930's it was popularly applied to almost any hand camera.</def> <mark>[Trademark]</mark><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><sn>2.</sn>  <def>A photograph taken with a kodak.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kodak</ent><br/
<hw>Ko"dak</hw>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos>  <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Kodaked</conjf> <pr>(?)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Kodaking</conjf>.]</vmorph> <def>To photograph with a kodak; hence, to describe or characterize briefly and vividly.</def> <mark>[obsolescent]</mark> <br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kodiak</ent><br/
<hw>Kodiak</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Kodiak bear</er>.</def><br/
[<source>PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kodiak bear</ent><br/
<hw>Kodiak bear</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>A large brown bear (<spn>Ursus middendorffi</spn> syn. <spn>Ursus arctos</spn> <varn>middendorffi</varn>) of coastal Alaska and British Columbia related to the grizzly bear; called also <altname>Kodiak bear</altname>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Alaskan brown bear, Kodiak, <spn>Ursus middendorffi</spn>, <spn>Ursus arctos</spn> <varn>middendorffi</varn>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Koel</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ko"el</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Native name in India.]</ety> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any one of several species of cuckoos of the genus <gen>Eudynamys</gen>, found in India, the East Indies, and Australia.  They deposit their eggs in the nests of other birds.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Koellia</ent><br/
<hw>Koellia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The genus comprising the American mountain mint, synonymous with <gen>Pycnanthemum</gen>.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Pycnanthemum, genus <gen>Pycnanthemum</gen>, genus <gen>Koellia</gen>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Koff</ent><br/
<hw>Koff</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>kof</ets>.]</ety> <def>A two-masted Dutch vessel.</def></p>

<p><ent>Koftgari</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Koft`ga*ri"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Hind. <ets>koft gar<ium/</ets> goldbeating. fr. Per. <ets>koft</ets> beating + <ets>gar<ium/</ets> trade.]</ety> <def>Ornamental work produced by inlaying steel with gold, -- a variety of damascening much used in the arts of India.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kogia</ent><br/
<hw>Kogia</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The genus comprising the pygmy sperm whales.</def><br/
<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Kogia</gen>.</syn><br/
[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kohnur</ent><br/
<ent>Kohinoor</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Koh`i*noor"</hw>, <hw>Koh`*nur</hw>  }</mhw> <pr>(k<omac/`<icr/*n<oomac/r")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Per. <ets>koh-i-n<umac/r</ets>, lit., mountain of light.]</ety> <def>A famous diamond, surrendered to the British crown on the annexation of the Punjab.  According to Hindu legends, it was found in a Golconda mine, and has been the property of various Hindu and Persian rulers.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kohl</ent><br/
<hw>Kohl</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Alcohol</er>.]</ety> <def>A mixture of soot and other ingredients, used by Egyptian and other Eastern women to darken the edges of the eyelids.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kohl-rabi</ent><br/
<hw>Kohl"-ra`bi</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Kohl-rabies</plw> <pr>(#)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[G.  Cf. <er>Cole</er>, <er>Rape</er> the plant.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A variety of cabbage, in which the edible part is a large, turnip-shaped swelling of the stem, above the surface of the ground.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kokama</ent><br/
\'d8<hw>Ko*ka"ma</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The gemsbok.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Koklass</ent><br/
<hw>Ko"klass</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>Any pheasant of the genus <gen>Pucrasia</gen>.  The birds of this genus inhabit India and China, and are distinguished by having a long central and two lateral crests on the head.  Called also <altname>pucras</altname>.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kokoon</ent><br/
<hw>Ko*koon"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zool.)</fld> <def>The gnu.</def><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kola nut</ent><br/
<ent>Kola</ent><br/
<mhw>{ <hw>Ko"la</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <hw>Kola nut</hw>  }</mhw>. <def>Same as <er>Cola</er>, <er>Cola nut</er>.</def><br/
[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kolarian</ent><br/
<hw>Ko*la"ri*an</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Ethnol.)</fld> <def>An individual of one of the races of aboriginal inhabitants which survive in Hindustan.</def> -- <def2><pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to the Kolarians.</def></def2><br/
[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>

<p><ent>Kolinsky</ent><br/
<hw>Ko*lin"sky</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Russ. <et