|to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.|
|chat, to converse|
|1.||a set of tools, supplies, construction materials, etc, for use together or for a purpose: a first-aid kit; a model aircraft kit|
|2.||the case or container for such a set|
|3.||a. a set of pieces of equipment ready to be assembled|
|b. (as modifier): kit furniture|
|4.||a. clothing and other personal effects, esp those of a traveller or soldier: safari kit; battle kit|
|b. informal clothing in general (esp in the phrase get one's kit off)|
|5.||(NZ) a flax basket|
|6.||informal the whole kit, the whole kit and caboodle everything or everybody|
|[C14: from Middle Dutch kitte tankard]|
|1.||an informal or diminutive name for kitten|
|2.||a cub of various small mammals, such as the ferret or fox|
|[C16: by shortening]|
|keep in touch|
kitn. [Usenet; poss. fr. DEC slang for a full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade] A source software distribution that has been packaged in such a way that it can (theoretically) be unpacked and installed according to a series of steps using only standard Unix tools, and entirely documented by some reasonable chain of references from the top-level README file. The more general term distribution may imply that special tools or more stringent conditions on the host environment are required.
small fiddle with a muted tone, carried by dancing masters in their pockets in the 16th-18th century. A last descendant of the medieval rebec, the kit evolved as a narrow, boat-shaped instrument with usually three or four strings. Later, narrow, violin-shaped kits were also built. Dancing masters used it to play the dance melody and rhythm while teaching the steps.
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