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kyte

or kite

[kahyt]
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noun Scot. and North England.
  1. the paunch; stomach; belly.
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Origin of kyte

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


British Dictionary definitions for kyte

kyte

kite

noun
  1. Scot the belly
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Word Origin

C16: of uncertain origin
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