Ke'nnel. n.s. [chenil, French.]
- 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.
- 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.
- The hole of a fox, or other beast.
- [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.