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kiddle

noun
  1. British 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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Word Origin

C13: from Anglo-French, from Old French quidel, of obscure origin
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Historical Examples

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

    Ben Burton

    W. H. G. Kingston

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

    Ben Burton

    W. H. G. Kingston

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

    Ben Burton

    W. H. G. Kingston

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

    Ben Burton

    W. H. G. Kingston

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

    Ben Burton

    W. H. G. Kingston