• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kier (Bleaching) A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; -- also called keeve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kier See keir.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. ker, a tub


In literature:

HARDIE, Kier, on British Socialists and the war; questions Sir E. Grey, 409.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
If the ordinary dyeing machines are not used for this purpose, then the ordinary bleachers' kiers may be used.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
After leaving the loom each piece is laid separately in the bleaching kier.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
We're all great hands for injin bread here, 'specially Kier.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X)" by Various
But we always called him Kier, you know.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
Lately, however, it has been maintained with conviction and ability by two Danish scholars, Schuette and Kier.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
In 1810, Dr. Kier settled in Princetown, having been ordained in June of that year.
"History of Prince Edward Island" by Duncan Campbell
McDonald, McFarlane (Kier), and McLaren had left the Township and retreated further into the wilderness.
"The Last Laird of MacNab" by Various
Such an arrangement was in operation many years at the works of a Mr. Kiers, St. Pancras, London.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
Taken by storm by Sir William Kier, 1819.
"A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia" by J. G. Bartholomew

In news:

Kier Wade Arno was born July 14, 2011, at home, to April Elliott and Shane Arno .
10,000 Kier donation to help send Ogden officer's family to Washington for memorial event.
Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier join 'Nymphomaniac'.
Willem Dafoe and Udo Kier have joined the cast of Lars von Trier's erotic drama "Nymphomaniac.".
Lars von Trier Veterans Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier Complete 'Nymphomaniac' Cast.
Kier -La Janisse is in the House.
Matthew Kier , who has Prader-Willi syndrome, and Kitty Rice, with Down syndrome, will marry in June.
Kier 's mother, Su Glesner, says the two families already feel like one.
Kier Wade Arno was born July 14, 2011, at home, to April Elliott and Shane Arno.
Kier-La Janisse is in the House.
Horror Directed by: Paul Morrissey ( Flesh for Frankenstein ) Starring: Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Arno Juerging, Maxime McKendry, Milena Vukotic.

In science:

These two methods are based on PCAMIX, a principal component method for a mixture of qualitative and quantitative variables (Kiers 1991).
ClustOfVar: An R Package for the Clustering of Variables
Kiers, these proceedings. BABAR Collaboration, Phys.
TAU2012 Summary
Tanaka, and participants in the KIER-TMU 2009 International Workshop on Financial Engineering, Tokyo, and the seminars at Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, and ICS Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo for useful comments.
Security Pricing with Information-Sensitive Discounting
Kiers K, Nussinov S and Weiss N 1996 Coherence effects in neutrino oscillations Phys.
Neutrino oscillations in Kerr-Newman space-time