Kiabooca wood Ki`a·boo"ca wood` See Kyaboca wood .
Kiang Ki·ang" noun (Zoology) The dziggetai.
Kibble Kib"ble transitive verb To bruise; to grind coarsely; as, kibbled oats. [ Prov.Eng.] Halliwell.
Kibble Kib"ble noun A large iron bucket used in Cornwall and Wales for raising ore out of mines. [ Prov. Eng.] [ Written also kibbal .]
Kibblings Kib"blings noun plural Portions of small fish used for bait on the banks of Newfoundland.
Kibe Kibe noun [ W. cib + gwst pain, sickness.] A chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by cold; an ulcerated chilblain. "He galls his kibe ." Shak.
Kibed Kibed adjective Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as, kibed heels. Beau. & Fl.
Kibitka Ki·bit"ka noun
; plural Kibitkas
[ Russian ] 1. A tent used by the Kirghiz Tartars. 2. A rude kind of Russian vehicle, on wheels or on runners, sometimes covered with cloth or leather, and often used as a movable habitation.
Kiblah Kib"lah noun See Keblah .
Kibosh Ki"bosh noun 1. Nonsense; stuff; also, fashion; style. [ Slang] 2. Portland cement when thrown or blown into the recesses of carved stonework to intensify the shadows. To put the kibosh on , to do for; to dispose of. [ Slang]
Kiby Kib"y adjective Affected with kibes. Skelton.
Kichil Kich"il noun [ Obsolete] See Kechil . Chaucer.
(kĭk) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Kicked
(kĭkt); present participle & verbal noun Kicking
.] [ W. cicio
, from cic
foot.] To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.
He [ Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his judges. Macaulay. To kick the beam
, to fit up and strike the beam; -- said of the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found wanting in weight. Milton.
-- To kick the bucket
, to lose one's life; to die.
[ Colloq. & Low]
Kick Kick intransitive verb 1. 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. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.
I should kick , being kicked. Shak. 2. To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.
Kick Kick noun 1. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.
A kick , that scarce would move a horse, Cowper. 2. The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife . 3. (Brickmaking) A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick. 4. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.
May kill a sound divine.
Kickable Kick"a·ble adjective Capable or deserving of being kicked. "A kickable boy." G. Eliot.
Kickapoos Kick`a·poos" noun plural ; sing. Kickapoo (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians which formerly occupied the region of Northern Illinois, allied in language to the Sacs and Foxes.
Kicker Kick"er noun One who, or that which, kicks.
Kickshaw Kick"shaw` noun See Kickshaws , the correct singular.
Kickshaws Kick"shaws` noun
; plural Kickshawses
[ Corrupt. from French quelque chose
something, from Latin qualis
of what kind (akin to English which
) + suffix -guam
cause, in Late Latin , a thing. See Which
, and Cause
.] 1. Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery thing; a toy.
Art thou good at these kickshawses ! Shak. 2. A fancy dish; a titbit; a delicacy.
Some pigeons, . . . a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws . Shak.
Cressy was lost by kickshaws and soup- maigre. Fenton.
Kickshoe Kick"shoe` noun A kickshaws. Milton.
Kicksy-wicksy Kick"sy-wick`sy adjective Fantastic; restless; as, kicksy-wicksy flames. Nares.
Kicksy-wicksy, Kicky-wisky Kick"sy-wick`sy, Kick"y-wisk`y noun That which is restless and uneasy. » Kicky-wicky , or, in some editions, Kicksy- wicksy , is applied contemptuously to a wife by Shakespeare, in "All's Well that Ends Well," ii. 3, 297.
Kickup Kick"up noun (Zoology) The water thrush or accentor. [ Local, West Indies]
[ Of Scand. origin; confer Icelandic kið
, Dan. & Swedish kid
; akin to Old High German kizzi
, German kitz
lein.] 1. (Zoology) A young goat.
The . . . leopard shall lie down with the kid . Is. xi. 6. 2. A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on.
[ Slang] Charles Reade. 3. A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc. 4. plural Gloves made of kid.
[ Colloq. & Low] 5. A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food. Cooper.
Kid Kid intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Kidded ; present participle & verbal noun Kidding .] To bring forth a young goat.
Kid Kid noun [ Confer W. cidysen .] A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze. [ Prov. Eng.] Wright.
Kid Kid past participle of Kythe . [ Obsolete] Gower. Chaucer.
Kid Kid transitive verb See Kiddy , transitive verb [ Slang]
Kid Kid noun Among pugilists, thieves, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly used attributively; as, kid Jones. [ Cant]
Kid fox Kid" fox` (Zoology) A young fox. Shak.
Kidde Kid"de imperfect of Kythe . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Kidderminster Kid"der·min`ster noun A kind of ingrain carpeting, named from the English town where formerly most of it was manufactured.
Kiddier Kid"di·er noun [ Confer OSw. kyta to truck.] A huckster; a cadger. [ Obsolete] Halliwell.
Kiddle Kid"dle noun [ Confer Late Latin kidellus , Armor. kiāel ] A kind of basketwork wear in a river, for catching fish. [ Improperly spelled kittle .]
Kiddow Kid"dow noun (Zoology) The guillemot. [ Written also kiddaw .] [ Prov. Eng.]
Kiddy Kid"dy transitive verb To deceive; to outwit; to hoax. [ Slang] Dickens.
Kiddy Kid"dy noun A young fellow; formerly, a low thief. [ Slang, Eng.]
Kiddyish Kid"dy·ish adjective Frolicsome; sportive. [ Slang]
Kidling Kid"ling noun [ Kid + - ling : confer Swedish kidling .] A young kid.
(kĭd"năp`) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Kidnaped
(- năpt`) or Kidnapped
; present participle & verbal noun Kidnaping
.] [ Kid
a child + Prov. English nap
to seize, to grasp. Confer Knab
.] To take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place. Abbott.
You may reason or expostulate with the parents, but never attempt to kidnap their children, and to make proselytes of them. Whately.
» Originally used only of stealing children, but now extended in application to any human being, involuntarily abducted.
Kidnaper, Kidnapper Kid"nap`er, Kid"nap`per noun One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.
; plural Kidneys
(-nĭz). [ Middle English kidnei
, from Icelandic koiðr
belly, womb (akin to Goth. gipus
, Anglo-Saxon cwiþ
womb) + Middle English nere
kidney; akin to Dutch nier
, German niere
, Old High German nioro
, Icelandic nȳra
, Danish nyre
, Swedish njure
, and probably to Greek nefro`s
belly.] 1. (Anat.) A glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland.
» 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. 2. Habit; disposition; sort; kind. Shak.
There are in later times other decrees, made by popes of another kidney . Barrow.
Millions in the world of this man's kidney . L'Estrange.
Your poets, spendthrifts, and other fools of that kidney , pretend, forsooth, to crack their jokes on prudence. Burns.
» This use of the word perhaps arose from the fact that the kidneys
and the fat about them are an easy test of the condition of an animal as to fatness. "Think of that, -- a man of my kidney
; -- . . . as subject to heat as butter." Shak. 3. A waiter.
[ Old Cant] Tatler. Floating kidney
. See Wandering kidney , under Wandering .
-- Kidney bean (Botany)
, a sort of bean; -- so named from its shape. It is of the genus Phaseolus ( P. vulgaris ). See under Bean .
-- Kidney ore (Min.)
, a variety of hematite or iron sesquioxide, occurring in compact kidney-shaped masses.
-- Kidney stone
. (Min.) See Nephrite , and Jade .
-- Kidney vetch (Botany)
, a leguminous herb of Europe and Asia ( Anthyllis vulneraria ), 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.
Kidney-form, Kidney-shaped Kid"ney-form`, Kid"ney-shaped` adjective Having the form or shape of a kidney; reniform; as, a kidney-shaped leaf. Gray.
Kidneywort Kid"ney·wort` noun (Botany) (a) A kind of saxifrage (Saxifrage stellaris) . (b) The navelwort.
Kie Kie noun plural [ Confer Kee .] Kine; cows. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Kiefekil Kie"fe·kil noun [ Persian keff foam, scum + gil clay, mud.] (Min.) A species of clay; meerschaum. [ Also written keffekil .]
Kier Kier noun [ Icelandic ker a tub.] (Bleaching) A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; -- also called keeve .
Kieselguhr Kie"sel·guhr` noun [ G., from kiesel flint + guhr an earthy deposit or sediment in water.] Siliceous earth; specifically, porous infusorial earth, used as an absorbent of nitroglycerin in the manufacture of dynamite.
Kieserite Kie"ser·ite noun [ Named after Prof. Kieser , of Jena.] (Min.) Hydrous sulphate of magnesia found at the salt mines of Stassfurt, Prussian Saxony.
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