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(Brit, archaic) a device, esp a barrier constructed of nets and stakes, for catching fish in a river or in the sea
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C13: from Anglo-French, from Old French quidel, of obscure origin
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  • kiddle, kid′l, n. a stake-fence set in a stream for catching fish.

  • Led by Oldershaw, kiddle and Brady with the others were upon them, and they too were cut down.

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  • He and kiddle having placed the muskets against a tree, were considering the best way of mounting.

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  • kiddle and Brady, as I cast my eye on them, were evidently preparing to show fight.

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  • “We shall not find it so pleasant, either, living on that sandy-looking island ahead there,” observed kiddle.

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  • Indeed several of the crew were sleeping on deck—kiddle and Brady among them.

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  • “It will not do, lads, to stop here to starve,” observed kiddle.

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  • By this time the overseer had spoken to kiddle, and finally we were all conducted up to the chief.

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  • I asked kiddle, who accompanied me on board, what he thought of the weather.

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  • “She is telling her what sort of gentry we are, and depend upon it she will be after us directly,” said kiddle.

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