dependent rulers or governors subject to an over-lord, and in other simply titles of honour without separate dominion.

Kingdom Come Death, the grave, execution.

“And forty pounds be theirs, a pretty sum,
For sending such a rogue to kingdom come.”
Peter Pindar: Subjects for Painters.
Kingsale Wearing a hat in the presence of Royalty.

Kingsley's Stand the 20th Foot. Called “Kingsley's” from their colonel (1756-1769); and called “Stand” from their “stand” at Minden in 1759. Now called the “Lancashire Fusiliers”.

Kingston Bridge A card bent, so that when the pack is cut, it is cut at this card. “Faire le Pont” is thus described in Fleming and Tibbins's Grand Dictionnaire. “Action de courber quel-ques-unes des cartes, et de les arranger de telle sorte que celui qui doit couper ne puisse guère couper qu'a l'endroit qu'on vent.”

Kingston-on-Thames Named King's-stone from a large, square block of stone near the town hall, on which the early Anglo-Saxon monarchs knelt when they were anointed to the kingly office: Edward the Elder, Athelstan, Edmund, Ethelred, Edred, Edwy, and Edward the Martyr received on this stone the royal unction. The stone is now enclosed with railings.

Kingstown (Ireland), formerly called Dunleary. The name was changed in 1821 out of compliment to George IV., who visited Ireland that year, and left Dunleary harbour for his return home on September 5th.

Kingswood Lions Donkeys; Kingswood being at one time famous for the number of asses kept by the colliers who lived thereabout.

Kinless Loons The judges whom Cromwell sent into Scotland were so termed, because they condemned and acquitted those brought before them wholly irrespective of party, and solely on the merits of the charge with which they were accused.

Kiosk' A Turkish summer-house or alcove supported by pillars. (Turkish, kushk; Persian, kushk, a palace; French, kiosque.) The name is also given to newspaper stands in France and Belgium.

Kirk of Skulls Gamrie church in Banffshire; so called because the skulls and other bones of the Norsemen who fell in the neighbouring field, called the Bloody Pots, were built into its walls.

Kirke-grim The nix who looks to order in churches, punishes those who misbehave themselves there, and the persons employed to keep it tidy if they fail in their duty. (Scandinavian mythology.)

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