- British archaic a device, esp a barrier constructed of nets and stakes, for catching fish in a river or in the sea
C13: from Anglo-French, from Old French quidel, of obscure origin
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I asked Kiddle, who accompanied me on board, what he thought of the weather.
Kiddle and Brady, as I cast my eye on them, were evidently preparing to show fight.
Led by Oldershaw, Kiddle and Brady with the others were upon them, and they too were cut down.
Indeed several of the crew were sleeping on deck—Kiddle and Brady among them.
“It will not do, lads, to stop here to starve,” observed Kiddle.