To kick the beam, to fit up and strike the beam; — said of the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found wanting in weight. Milton.To kick the bucket, to lose one's life; to die. [Colloq. & Low]

(Kick), v. i.

1. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.

I should kick, being kicked.

(||Khe`dive") n. [F. khédive, Pers. khediw a prince.] A governor or viceroy; — a title granted in 1867 by the sultan of Turkey to the ruler of Egypt.

(Khen"na) n. See Henna.

(Kho"lah) n. (Zoöl.) The Indian jackal.

(Khol"sun) n. (Zoöl.) The dhole.

(Khut"bah) n. [Ar.] An address or public prayer read from the steps of the pulpit in Mohammedan mosques, offering glory to God, praising Mohammed and his descendants, and the ruling princes.

Kiabooca wood
(Ki`a*boo"ca wood`) See Kyaboca wood.

(Ki*ang") n. (Zoöl.) The dziggetai.

(Kib"ble) v. t. To bruise; to grind coarsely; as, kibbled oats. [Prov.Eng.] Halliwell.

(Kib"ble), n. A large iron bucket used in Cornwall and Wales for raising ore out of mines. [Prov. Eng.] [Written also kibbal.]

(Kib"blings) n. pl. Portions of small fish used for bait on the banks of Newfoundland.

(Kibe) n. [W. cib + gwst pain, sickness.] A chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by cold; an ulcerated chilblain. "He galls his kibe." Shak.

(Kibed) a. Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as, kibed heels. Beau. & Fl.

(||Ki*bit"ka) n.; pl. Kibitkas [Russ.]

1. A tent used by the Kirghiz Tartars.

2. A rude kind of Russian vehicle, on wheels or on runners, sometimes covered with cloth or leather, and often used as a movable habitation.

(Kib"lah) n. See Keblah.

(Kib"y) a. Affected with kibes. Skelton.

(Kich"il) n. [Obs.] See Kechil. Chaucer.

(Kick) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kicked (kikt); p. pr. & vb. n. Kicking.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.] To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.

He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his judges.

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