from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A mash vat. See
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- noun Alternative form of
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He'll chust make his men pe strap on an old plaid, and he'll be kive
_Kiver_, _kive_, _keever_, a large vessel for fermenting liquors; a mashing tub.
The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened Kenelm Digby 1634
He 'll chust make his men pe strap on an old plaid, and he' ll pe kive a chump, and away they wass, horse and man, one peast, aal two of tem poth together. "
Malcolm George MacDonald 1864
"Noo, lads, I'll tell you what it is," said M'Kay, addressing the prostrate soldiers -- "if you'll behave yoursels desenly, and no be botherin 'me wi' ony more o 'your tarn nonsense, I'll aloo you to make me your prisoner; for I'm no intending to run away; I'll kive myself up to save your hides, and take my shance of ta law for what I'll do.
Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII Alexander Leighton 1837