Keyed bugle. See Kent bugle.

(Key"hole`) n.

1. A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key.

2. (a) (Carp.) A hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them. (b) (Mach.) a mortise for a key or cotter.

Keyhole limpet(Zoöl.), a marine gastropod of the genus Fissurella and allied genera. See Fissurella.Keyhole saw, a narrow, slender saw, used in cutting keyholes, etc., as in doors; a kind of compass saw or fret saw.Keyhole urchin(Zoöl.), any one of numerous clypeastroid sea urchins, of the genera Melitta, Rotula, and Encope; — so called because they have one or more perforations resembling keyholes.

(Key"note`) n.

1. (Mus.) The tonic or first tone of the scale in which a piece or passage is written; the fundamental tone of the chord, to which all the modulations of the piece are referred; — called also key tone.

2. The fundamental fact or idea; that which gives the key; as, the keynote of a policy or a sermon.

(Key"seat`) v. t. To form a key seat, as by cutting. See Key seat, under Key.

(Key"stone`) n. (Arch.) The central or topmost stone of an arch. This in some styles is made different in size from the other voussoirs, or projects, or is decorated with carving. See Illust. of Arch.

Keystone State, the State of Pennsylvania; - - so called from its having been the central State of the Union at the formation of the Constitution.

Key tone
(Key" tone`) (Mus.) See Keynote.

(Key"way`) n. See Key way, under Key.

(Kha"liff) n. See Caliph.

(Kham*sin`) n. Same as Kamsin.

(Khan) n. [Pers. & Tart. khan.] [Also kan, kaun.] A king; a prince; a chief; a governor; — so called among the Tartars, Turks, and Persians, and in countries now or formerly governed by them.

(Khan), n. [Per. khan, khanah, house, tent, inn.] An Eastern inn or caravansary. [Written also kawn.]

(Khan*ate) n. Dominion or jurisdiction of a khan.

(Kha"ya) n. (Bot.) A lofty West African tree related to the mahogany, which it resembles in the quality of the wood. The bark is used as a febrifuge.

Keyage to Kill

(Key"age) n. [OF. caiage, F. guayage. See lst Key, Quay.] Wharfage; quayage.

(Key"board`) n. The whole arrangement, or one range, of the keys of an organ, typewriter, etc.

(Key"-cold`) a. Cold as a metallic key; lifeless. [Formerly, a proverbial expression.] Shak. Milton.

(Keyed) a. Furnished with keys; as, a keyed instrument; also, set to a key, as a tune.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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