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kier

[keer] /kɪər/
noun
1.
a large vat in which fibers, yarns, or fabrics are boiled, bleached, or dyed.
Also, keir.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Old Norse ker vessel, vat
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kier

/kɪə/
noun
1.
a vat in which cloth is bleached
Word Origin
C16: from Old Norse ker tub; related to Old High German kar
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