fem. proper name, biblical daughter of Job, from Hebrew Qetzi'ah, literally "cassia," the aromatic tree that produces cinnamon.
Acie met and married keziah Wright, who was the daughter of a woman his mother had known in slavery.
"I was just tryin' to help keziah take down her stovepipe," he explained.
He found keziah in the sitting room, seated by the table, evidently writing a letter.
keziah's face was a picture, a crimson picture of paralyzed amazement.
keziah, in spite of her worldly common sense, was an idealist at heart.
"Don't let it worry you, Mr. Ellery," observed keziah calmly.
She was to sail for Liverpool and keziah was to be a passenger.
keziah dipped her pen in the ink and went on with her letter.
You're a good-hearted woman, keziah, even though you ain't seen the true light yet.
"Nobody is talkin' about 'em but you, Zeb," observed keziah drily.