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kyte

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[kahyt] /kaɪt/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
the paunch; stomach; belly.
Origin of kyte
1530-1540
1530-40; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic kȳta stomach of the blenny
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  • Sprowl hearing his step swung on him savagely, but kyte coolly closed the door behind him and turned the key.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • "I will do so with much pleasure," said Mr. kyte, rising to take leave.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • kyte's lowered gaze stole upward toward his employer, sustained his expressionless glare for a second, then shifted.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • The captain of the schooner and his "recruiter," Captain kyte, received the traders with great cordiality.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • But Mr. kyte excused himself, saying that he could not leave his business long, and must start for Wendover the next morning.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Sprowl's lean head jerked; kyte went; and the master of the house strode back into the library and resumed his pacing.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • But look out, Captain kyte, those fellows in the bush mean fight.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • For mercy's sake, you never came all the way from Wendover to Charlottesville to ask that question, did you, Mr. kyte?

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • "Look now," said kyte to his companion, pointing along the tops of the hills.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for kyte

kyte

/kəɪt/
noun
1.
(Scot) the belly
Word Origin
C16: of uncertain origin
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