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Kells, Book of

  1. Book of Kells.
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Historical Examples

  • Ask Harvey Bruce who horsewhipped him in the mess-room at Kells.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

  • In the 6th century Kells, it is said, was granted to St Columbkille.

  • But no one in the village or from any of the camps ever admitted having seen this Kells.

  • Then Kells touched his hat to Joan, giving her the fleetest kind of a glance.

  • "Well, Roberts, if you've no objection we'll camp here with you," continued Kells.

British Dictionary definitions for kells


  1. a town in the Republic of Ireland, in Co Meath: The Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the Gospels, was produced at the monastery here in the 8th century. Pop: 4421 (2002)
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