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[kid] /kɪd/
Michael (Milton Greenwald) 1919–2007, U.S. dancer and choreographer.
William ("Captain Kidd") 1645?–1701, Scottish navigator and privateer: hanged for piracy. Unabridged
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  • Mr. Kidd leaned up against the wall for support; Mr. Brown stood open-mouthed and voiceless.

  • One would think you were little less than a female Captain Kidd.

  • No, mine friend, I knows nothin' apout dis Mr. Kidd, nor his money.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • He looked like Captain Kidd, armed up to the teeth, and I told him so.

  • Behind this "sea-wall," many yards in extent, were the excavations made by the treasure hunters after Captain Kidd's hidden money.

    The Heir to Grand Pr John Frederic Herbin
  • I've no notion of trying to be a twentieth century Captain Kidd.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • Kidd found the ranchero standing in his doorway, with straddled legs, attentively surveying the approaches to his house.

    Stronghand Gustave Aimard
  • Wal, boys, that 'are history o' Kidd's is a warnin' to fellers.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe
British Dictionary definitions for Kidd


William, known as Captain Kidd. 1645–1701, Scottish privateer, pirate, and murderer; hanged
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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