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Kibe

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Kibe. n.s. [from kerb, a cut, German, Skinner; from kibwe, Welsh, Minshew.] An ulcerated chilblain; a chap in the heel caused by the cold.

If 'twere a kibe, 'twould put me to my slipper. Shakesp.

The toe of the peasant comes so near the heel of our courtier, that it galls his kibe. Shakespeare's Hamlet.

One boast of the cure, calling them a few kibes. Wiseman.

Sources: Shakespeare's Hamlet (60) · Minsheu, John (8) · Skinner, Stephen (55) · Shakespeare's Tempest (50) · Wiseman, Richard (68)

Attributes: German (30) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Welsh (Welch) (27)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Kibe." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8621.


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