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Kennel (noun)

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Ke'nnel. n.s. [chenil, French.]

  1. A cot for dogs.

    A dog sure, if he could speak, had wit enough to describe his kennel. Sidney.

    From forth the kennel of thy womb hath crept
    A hell-hound, that doth hunt us all to death.
    Shakesp.

    The seditious remain within their station, which, by reason of the nastiness of the beastly multitude, might be more fitly termed a kennel than a camp. Hayward.

  2. A number of dogs kept in a kennel.

    A little herd of England's tim'rous deer,
    Maz'd with a yelping kennel of French curs.
    Shakespeare.

  3. The hole of a fox, or other beast.

  4. [Kennel, Dutch; chenal, Fr. canalis, Latin.] The watercourse of a street.

    Bad humours gather to a bile; or, as divers kennels flow to one sink, so in short time their numbers increased. Hayw.

    He always came in so dirty, as if he had been dragged through the kennel at a boarding-school. Arbuthnot.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Hayward, John (42) · Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1 (48) · Shakespeare's Richard III (63) · Sidney, Philip (140)

Attributes: Dutch (90) · French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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