The pressure was all too much for one soldier in Norway today, who keeled over as Charles surveyed the ranks.
A bird with a keeled breast-bone, such as almost all existing birds possess.
Like the keeled Lizard it has the ability to shed a very lively, wriggling tail.
They held it there for a minute at a time—I don't know how many times, because I keeled over.
I remember one old fellow that we put eleven into, before he keeled over.
They danced and cavorted, they yelled and keeled over, and laughed.
“Giraffe, show us where you think he keeled over,” demanded Thad.
This is the sort of weather when brave hearts snap ashore, and keeled hulls split at sea.
At all events, in a few minutes Ed keeled over and knew no more.
Next morning a certain quantity of tar was again gone, and the sheep were all neatly smeared and keeled, and set to the hill.
"lowest timber of a ship or boat," mid-14c., probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kjölr "keel," Danish kjøl, Swedish köl, from Proto-Germanic *keluz, of uncertain origin. Some etymologists say this is unconnected with the keel that means "a ship, barge," which also is the root of Middle Dutch kiel "ship," Old English ceol "ship's prow," Old High German kiel, German Kiel "ship," but the two words have influenced each other. Barnhart, however, calls them cognates. This other word is said to be from Proto-Germanic *keula, from PIE *geul- "rounded vessel." Keel still is used locally in England and U.S. for "flat-bottomed boat," especially on the Tyne.
1838, American English, from keel (n.). To keel over (1876) is from the nautical image of a ship turning keel-up. Related: Keeled; keeling.
"to keep cool," from Middle English kelen, from Old English celan "to cool," from col "cool" (see cool). The form kele (from Old English colian) was used by Shakespeare, but it later was assimilated with the adjective form into the modern verb cool. Cognate with Dutch koelen, Old High German chuolen, German kühlen.