from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Kent, England, or its inhabitants.
- n. The dialect of English spoken in Kent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The dialect of Modern English spoken in Kent.
- proper n. A dialect of Old English.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Kent, the southeasternmost county of England.
- The shouting practised by Orangemen at political meetings, in derision of Roman Catholics. [Eng.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the major dialects of Old English
- n. a dialect of Middle English
Susanne Lamido reports the story of the Lib Dem councillor from Camden who reckoned he could represent his constituents in Kentish Town while doing a PhD in Arizona.
Do I remember rightly that, like me, he was brought up in Kentish Town (hardly within the sound of Bow bells) - which was then in the borough of St Pancras (now Camden).
Kent was famous for cherries and for the two varieties of apples known as Kentish codlings and the Flower of Kent.
Saxons were slain, and they that escaped, wondering how they could do that hurt, having no weapons (as they saw), reported that they struck down men like lions with their tails; and so they ever after were called Kentish
In its triple arched screen-wall it recalls the Kentish type of church; its rectangular presbytery between nave and apse is a development of the chancel space which existed west of the spring of the apse at St Pancras.
It was formed in 1986 from the break-up of London Country Bus Services, and was known as Kentish Bus for most of its existence.
It's much easier to care about a moth called the Kentish Glory than Endromis versicolora, and who wouldn't want a Brindled Beauty rather than Lycia hirtaria in their garden?
We now have met with three separate forms in England, viz. (1) the rare basilican plan; (2) the "Kentish" plan of aisleless nave with apsidal chancel; (3) the plan of aisleless nave with rectangular chancel.
Scholars have named these emergent dialects of English after the kingdoms where they were spoken: West Saxon, Mercian, Northumbrian, and Kentish.
Even if it involves lurching through the mean streets of North London as dawn breaks over Kentish Town.
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