“My mother made me go through with the wedding,” kit told me.
kit was 14 when her father, a railroad worker, was killed in a violent accident.
Big Newt joined the Navy and kit moved back in with her mother.
Her 5-year-old son wrote a book from a kit, The Super-brothers.
kit took a job cleaning houses and fell for a big, brawling man named Newt McPherson.
He chuckled as he went to his kit and dug out a small rubber bag.
I couldn't think of anything else to send him that he could pack among his kit.
They all make a terrible fuss over their kit and their puggarees and their belongings, and refuse to budge without them.
Like his cousin, the kit Fox, he is not especially quick-witted.
kit, she said, I think by a basket the man meant one of those great big baskets.
late 13c., "round wooden tub," perhaps from Middle Dutch kitte "jug, tankard, wooden container," of unknown origin. Meaning "collection of personal effects," especially for traveling (originally in reference to a soldier), is from 1785; that of "outfit of tools for a workman" is from 1851. Of drum sets, by 1929. Meaning "article to be assembled by the buyer" is from 1930s.
"small fiddle used by dancing teachers," 1510s, probably a shortening of Old English cythere, from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara (see guitar).
American marine biologist and writer whose best-known book, Silent Spring (1962), was an influential study of the dangerous effects of synthetic pesticides on food chains. Public reaction to the book resulted in stricter controls on pesticide use and shaped the ideas of the modern environmental movement.