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kench

[kench] /kɛntʃ/
noun
1.
a deep bin in which animal skins and fish are salted.
Origin of kench
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; origin uncertain
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  • A separate organization of negro companies, by kench, does not appear to have been deemed advisable at that time.

    The Black Phalanx Joseph T. Wilson
  • Packing in bulk, or "kench," as the fishermen term it, is intrusted only to the most experienced hands.

    The Sea Rovers Rufus Rockwell Wilson
  • There is an English translation, by Mr. kench Suyematsu, of the first seventeen chapters.

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