- a child.
Origin of kinchin
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Kinchin coves, fellows who steal children for gypsies, beggars, &c.Sinks of London Laid Open
A few days after, Mr. Kinchin came to Dummer, and introduced Mr. Hervey into the cure.
Our brother Hutchins is at Bristol, and stays till brother Kinchin comes to supply his place.
Greatly to Whitefield's distress of mind, Kinchin had resolved to declare himself a Dissenter.
Mr. Kinchin's conduct, in leaving the Church and giving up the parsonage, has sadly grieved the spirit of many good people here.