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Kid (noun)

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Kid. n.s. [kid, Danish.]

  1. The young of a goat.

    Leaping like wanton kids in pleasant spring. Fa. Queen.

    There was a herd of goats with their young ones, upon which sight sir Richard Graham tells, he would snap one of the kids, and carry him close to their lodging. Wotton.

    Sporting the lion ramp'd, and in his paw
    Dandled the kid.

    So kids and whelps their sires and dams express;
    And so the great I measur'd by the less.
    Dryden's Virgil.

  2. [From cidwlen, Welsh, a faggot.] A bundle of heath or furze.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Milton, John (449) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: Danish (9) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Welsh (Welch) (27)

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