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kiley

[kahy-lee] /ˈkaɪ li/
noun, plural kileys. Australian.
1.

kylie

or kiley

[kahy-lee] /ˈkaɪ li/
noun, plural kylies. Australian.
1.
Origin of kylie
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40, kylie is from the Nyungar word karli
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  • All the flats along kiley's River were knee-deep in green grass.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • There were no neighbours except at the township of kiley's Crossing, which consisted of two public-houses and a store.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • He looked beyond all this to the long drab-coloured stretch of road that led to kiley's, watching for the mailboy's arrival.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • By four in the afternoon they reached kiley's River, running yellow and froth-covered with melting snow.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • He went out and found in the yard one of the telegraph operators from kiley's, on a smoking horse.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • I heard you was goin' to settle at kiley's Crossin', lending money to the cockatoos.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • They had no weapon, save one kiley or boomerang, and bowed down until they almost kissed the water.

  • Perhaps as fine a sight as can be seen in the whole circle of native sports is the killing cockatoos with the kiley, or boomerang.

British Dictionary definitions for kiley

kiley

/ˈkaɪlɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kylie

kylie

/ˈkaɪlɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) a boomerang that is flat on one side and convex on the other
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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