Kjoekken moeddings to Knell
(||Kjoek"ken moed`dings) [Dan.] See Kitchen middens.
(Kla"maths) n. pl.; sing. Klamath (Ethnol.) A collective name for the Indians of several tribes
formerly living along the Klamath river, in California and Oregon, but now restricted to a reservation at
Klamath Lake; called also Clamets and Hamati.
(Kleene"boc`) n. [D. kleen little, small + bok buck.] (Zoöl.) An antelope (Cerphalopus pygmæus),
found in South Africa. It is of very small size, being but one foot high at the shoulder. It is remarkable
for its activity, and for its mild and timid disposition. Called also guevi, and pygmy antelope.
(klep`to*ma"ni*a) n. kle`pths thief + E. mania.]> A propensity to steal, claimed to be
irresistible. This does not constitute legal irresponsibility. Wharton.
(klep`to*ma"ni*ac) n. A person affected with kleptomania.
(Klick) n. & v. See Click.
(Klick"et) n. [Cf. Clicket.] (Mil.) A small postern or gate in a palisade, for the passage of sallying
parties. [Written also klinket.]
(Klink"stone`) n. See Clinkstone.
(Kli*nom"e*ter) n. See Clinometer.
(Klip"das Klip"dachs`) , n. [D. klip cliff + das badger, akin to G. dachs.] (Zoöl.) A small mammal
found in South Africa. It is of about the size of a rabbit, and closely resembles the daman. Called also
(Klip"fish`) n. Dried cod, exported from Norway. [Written also clipfish.]
(Klip"spring`er) n. [D., lit., cliff springer.] (Zoöl.) A small, graceful South African antelope
which, like the chamois, springs from one crag to another with great agility; called also kainsi. [Written
(||Kloof) n. [D. See Clove a cleft.] A glen; a ravine closed at its upper end. [South Africa]
(Klo`pe*ma"ni*a) n. [Gr. kloph` theft + E. mania.] See Kleptomania.
(Knab) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knabbed (nabd); p. pr. & vb. n. Knabbing.] [See Nab, v. t., and cf.
Knap, v. t.]
1. To seize with the teeth; to gnaw. "Knabbing crusts." [Obs.] L'Estrange.
2. To nab. See Nab, v. t. [Colloq.]
(Knab"ble) v. i. [Freq. of knab.] To bite or nibble. [Obs.]
Horses will knabble at walls, and rats gnaw iron.Sir T. Browne.
(Knack) v. i. [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knacken to break, Dan. knage to crack, and E.
1. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Bp. Hall.
2. To speak affectedly. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.