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kyte

or kite

[kahyt] /kaɪt/
noun, Scot. and North England.
1.
the paunch; stomach; belly.
Origin of kyte
1530-1540
1530-40; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic kȳta stomach of the blenny
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  • "I will do so with much pleasure," said Mr. kyte, rising to take leave.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • But look out, Captain kyte, those fellows in the bush mean fight.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • "Look now," said kyte to his companion, pointing along the tops of the hills.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • The matter was more serious for kyte than any one else on board.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • The captain of the schooner and his "recruiter," Captain kyte, received the traders with great cordiality.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • Sprowl hearing his step swung on him savagely, but kyte coolly closed the door behind him and turned the key.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • kyte's lowered gaze stole upward toward his employer, sustained his expressionless glare for a second, then shifted.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • Sprowl's lean head jerked; kyte went; and the master of the house strode back into the library and resumed his pacing.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • For mercy's sake, you never came all the way from Wendover to Charlottesville to ask that question, did you, Mr. kyte?

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for kyte

kyte

/kəɪt/
noun
1.
(Scot) the belly
Word Origin
C16: of uncertain origin
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