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Kid

Kid

1. (Science: zoology) a young goat. The . . . Leopard shall lie down with the kid. (Is. Xi. 6).

2. A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on.

3. A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.

4. Gloves made of kid.

5. A small wooden mess tub; a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food.

Origin: Of Scand. Origin; cf. Icel. Ki, dan. & Sw. Kid; akin to OHG. Kizzi, g. Kitz, kitzchen, kitzlein.


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