Kuru A noted legendary hero of India, the contests of whose descendants form the subject of two Indian epics.

Kyanise (3 syl.) To apply corrosive sublimate to timber in order to prevent the dry-rot; so called from Dr. Kyan, who invented the process in 1832. (See Paynising.)

Kyle, Carrick, and Cunningham. Ayrshire is divided into three parts: Kyle, a strong corn-growing soil; Carrick, a wild hilly portion, only fit for feeding cattle; and Cunningham, a rich dairy land. Hence the saying-

“Kyle for a man, Carrick for a coo [cow],
Cunningham for butter, Galloway for woo' [wool].”
Kyrie Eleison [Ki-ri-e E-li-s'n ]. “Lord, have mercy.” The first movement of the Catholic mass. Both the music and the words are so called. In the Anglican Church, after each commandment, the response is, “Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.”

Kyrle Society (The). Founded 1878, for decorating the walls of hospitals, school-rooms, mission-rooms, cottages, etc.; for the cultivation of small open spaces, window-gardening, the love of flowers, etc.; and improving the artistic taste of the poorer classes.

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