• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Keir See Kier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n keir In bleaching, a large boiler which contains the bleaching-liquor; the alkaline vat of a bleachery. See bucking and keeve.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Keir kēr a bleaching-vat.
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In literature:

When Milnes showed Adams to his room to dress for dinner, he stayed a moment to say a word about this guest, whom he called Stirling of Keir.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
When Mr. Keir Hardie was in India he satisfied himself that the standard of living among the working classes in India has been deteriorating.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
The Proverbial Philosophy of Scotland, an address to the School of Arts, by William Stirling of Keir, M.P.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
They use a "steamer keir," the invention of Mr. Mather.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886" by Various
Mr. Keir and Mr. Gordon, two rising young barristers from Aberdeen, were counsel for the prisoner.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
"The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
I am off to try to see General Keir of the 6th Division.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
Keir, Dr., of Birmingham, 17.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Keir writes, announcing Small's death to his brother, the Rev.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
Keir Hardie was elected for West Ham as a Radical, and when he stood for re-election as a Socialist was defeated.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1, March 1906" by Various

In poetry:

But sweet, thro' a' the varying year
Will Airthrie's banks and woods appear;
And crouse Craigforth, and princely Keir,
That crowns the scene;
And Allan water, glittering near
Its bleaching green.
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

An hour earlier, during the filming of a robbery at the wholesale vegetable hub on North Market Street, his costar Keir Dullea had sliced an artery in his arm while attempting to break through a door.
Comedy/Drama Directed by: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, Zoë Kravitz.
Zach Galifianakis (l.) and Keir Gilchrist are shown in a scene from the movie, 'It's Kind of a Funny Story .
Keep your eye on the ball: Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist play two very different psych ward patients.
Kenneth (Keir O'Donnell), aka The Nerd, becomes a fourth-grade teacher.
She married Jim Keir in 1953 and they lived and worked there for many years.
James M Keir , 87, of Punta Gorda, Fla. Died May 27, 2012, in hospice care, attended by his wife, Shirley, nephew, Keir Todd and Keir 's wife Regina.
Jim was born Nov 22, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Stephen & Nessie (Bennet) Keir .
Funeral services for Mr Robert Keir , 106, of Spencer, will be held at 2 pm Friday, July 29, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
Memorial services for Mr Robert Keir , 106, of Spencer, will be held at 2 pm Friday, July 29, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
Donation recognizes Robert "Bob" Keir .
The board of directors of the Parker Historical Society held a coffee celebration for a donation in the name of Robert "Bob" Keir .
Director/DP Keir Yee has come on board, bringing experience as a director, director of photography, producer and editor.
The Emmy nominee will play the head of a secret online community in the project that co-stars Keir Gilchrist and Gil Bellows.
Joe Newton, left, and Chuck Keir, both of the Brattleboro Fire Department, brace a doorway during a simulation of a rescue inside a damaged White River Junction apartment house yesterday.

In science:

Keir Neuman, Tom Perkins, Steve Quake, Andy Spakowitz, Terence Strick, Paul Wiggins, Jie Yan, and Sylvain Zorman for many discussions.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation