Bomb ketch. See under Bomb.

(Ketch), n. A hangman. See Jack Ketch.

(Ketch), v. t. [See Catch.] To catch. [Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.]

To ketch him at a vantage in his snares.

(Ketch"up) n. A sauce. See Catchup.

(Ke"tine) n. [See Ketone.] (Chem.) One of a series of organic bases obtained by the reduction of certain isonitroso compounds of the ketones. In general they are unstable oily substances having a pungent aromatic odor.

(||Ket`mie") n. (Bot.) The name of certain African species of Hibiscus, cultivated for the acid of their mucilage. [Written also ketmia.]

(Ke"tol) n. [Ketone + indol.] (Chem.) One of a series of series of complex nitrogenous substances, represented by methyl ketol and related to indol.

Methyl ketol, a weak organic base, obtained as a white crystalline substance having the odor of fæces.

(Ke"tone) n. [Cf. Acetone.] (Chem.) One of a large class of organic substances resembling the aldehydes, obtained by the distillation of certain salts of organic acids and consisting of carbonyl (CO) united with two hydrocarbon radicals. In general the ketones are colorless volatile liquids having a pungent ethereal odor.

The ketones are named by adding the suffix-one to the stems of the organic acids from which they are respectively derived; thus, acetic acid gives acetone; butyric acid, butyrone, etc.

(Ke*ton"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a ketone; as, a ketonic acid.

(Ket"tle) n. [OE. ketel; cf. AS. cetel, cetil, cytel; akin to D. kjedel, G. kessel, OHG. chezzil, Icel. ketill, SW. kittel, Dan. kjedel, Goth. katils; all perh. fr. L. catillus, dim. of catinus a deep vessel,

(Ke"sar) n. See Kaiser. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Kes"lop) n. [AS. ceselib, or cyslyb, milk curdled; cf. G. käselab, käselippe. See Cheese, and cf.Cheeselep.] The stomach of a calf, prepared for rennet. Halliwell.

(Kess) v. t. To kiss. [Obs.] Chaucer

(Kest) imp. of Cast. [Obs.]

(Kes"trel) n. [See Castrel.] (Zoöl.) A small, slender European hawk allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called windhover and stannel. The name is also applied to other allied species.

This word is often used in contempt, as of a mean kind of hawk. "Kites and kestrels have a resemblance with hawks." Bacon.

(Ket) n. [Icel. kjöt flesh; akin to Sw. kött, Dan. kjöd.] Carrion; any filth. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Ketch) n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. qaiq : cf. F. caiche. Cf. Caïque.] (Naut.) An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, — usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.

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