kail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kail coarse curly-leafed cabbage
    • n kail a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Kail A broth made with kail or other vegetables; hence, any broth; also, a dinner.
    • Kail (Bot) A kind of headless cabbage. Same as Kale, 1.
    • Kail Any cabbage, greens, or vegetables.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kail See kale.
    • n kail A ninepin; a skittle-pin.
    • n kail p1. A game in which nine holes ranged in threes are made in the ground, and an iron ball is rolled in among them.
    • n kail The Himalayan Pinus excelsa, or Bhutan pine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kail kāl a ninepin.
    • Kail . See Kale.
    • n Kail a cabbage with open curled leaves, cabbage generally: broth of which kale is a chief ingredient
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

All kinds of cabbage or kail are anti-scorbutic agents.
"A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes" by Charles Elmé Francatelli
There grows a bonnie brier-bush in our kail-yard, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
There grows a bonnie brier-bush in our kail-yard, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
All the leaf-buds active and open, as in the wild-cabbage, kail, &c. II.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
You will have heard how we gave Johnnie Cope his kail through his reek.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
KAIL, Scotch, reversion in, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The two gentlemen sat and supped their kail, in which a pullet had been boiled, with quite remarkable relish.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Queer freends ye've gotten noo, and ye'll need a lang spune to sup kail wi' them.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
O bless the coo and the meal and the kail-yard and the muckle toun o' Dumbarton.
"Friend Mac Donald" by Max O'Rell
If I dinna gie ye yer kail through the reek, may I never chew cheese again!
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
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In poetry:

"An' turnip taps, an' green kail blades,
Were gather't up, an' carried hame—
Whan boil'd, the mithers were richt glad
Wi' sic like things to fill their wame.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
The Scotch wear kilts--both boys and men,
When they don't know, they "dinna ken."
They love the thistle, we the rose,
They're fond of oatmeal, kail, and brose.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
The gate I was gaun brocht me to the hoose-en',
The dwallin' o' Mary, the rose o' the glen.
Her faither—Aul' John—was the canny bit laird
O' the laigh-theekit hoose an' muckle kail-yard.
"The Ballad O' Mary Muiren" by Janet Hamilton
Whan big penny weddin's were held in the hoose,
O! then Luckie Gairner grew cantie an' crouse;
She dish'd up the kail, wi' the tatties an' beef;
An' 'mang toddy brewers she aye was the chief.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
There grows a bonnie brier bush in our kail-yard,
And white are the blossoms o't in our kail-yard,
Like wee bit cockauds to deck our Hieland lads,
And the lasses lo'e the bonnie bush in our kail-yard.
"There Grows a Bonnie Brier Bush" by Carolina Oliphant

In news:

Yes, despite all of her annoying mispronunciations and her whining and whincing, Kail has lived to survive another day.
Margaret L (Clark) Kail , 82, of Salem's Smith Center, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday after a long battle with kidney disease.
KAIL -TV in Fresno, CA.
KAIL rolls out two spooky specials.
It was finally McKenzie Bridge resident Kail Harbick's time to leave the "Big Brother" house this week.
CBS.com Kail in her bunny suit.
KEVIN BERNS/CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY Keith Pinto and Lyndsy Kail star in "The Underpants ," a Steve Martin comedy playing at Center Repertory Company.
Volunteer Sherri Williams, kneeling, is with, clockwise, Kaile Payton, 6, Cameron Dean, 11, Jalen Ford, 12 and Isabelle Deeter, 13.
After Kail's showing last season in "Big Brother 8," CBS has tapped another Oregonian as a houseguest in this special winter/strike edition of "Big Brother": Natalie, a "Bikini Barista," as she's described in her bio.
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