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Kennel (verb)

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To Ke'nnel. v.n. [from kennel.] To lie; to dwell: used of beasts, and of man in contempt.

Yet, when they list, would creep,
If ought disturb'd their noise, into her womb,
And kennel there; yet there still bark'd and howl'd
Within, unseen.
Milton's Par. Lost, b. ii.

The dog kennelled in a hollow tree, and the cock roosted upon the boughs. L'Estrange's Fables.

Sources: L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Kennel (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 17, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3207.


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