Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cast a lamb immaturely; lose a lamb in any way: said of a ewe.
- n. A ewe that has brought forth immaturely, or has lost her lamb.
- n. A tick or sheep-louse.
- n. An abbreviation of Keble College, Oxford.
- n. Egyptian god of the earth; father of Osiris and Isis
“Moors, whose feats were quoted by Mrs. Elliot to her grandsons; and, accordingly, is generally represented as bewitching the sheep, causing the ewes to keb, that is to cast their lambs, or seen loosening the impending wreath of snow to precipitate its weight on such as take shelter, during the storm, beneath the bank of a torrent, or under the shelter of a deep glen.”
“Not a bloody word!' replied the little man, '' E picked 'isself up, and called a keb wot was passin' an 'got inter it an' went 'ome; an' I never seen no more of 'im until about' arf-past eleven the next day, w'en I was second-coatin 'the room, an' 'e comes up with a noo suit o' clothes on, an 'arsts me if I'd like to come hover to the pub an' 'ave”
“In other words, the only way that the Republicans can filibuster anything is if they have Democrat Senator support. keb”
“I'll take the keb round to the stable-yard, miss; it'll be more convenient-like for the luggage," added the man, with a mildly disapproving glance towards the narrow tiled path leading from the gate to the house-door.”
“That there machine can lose me quicker'n a Derby winner could pass a keb horse.”
“At last the clop-clop-clop of a horse's hoofs sounded close by, and an unshaven man in an ancient high hat steered a four-wheeler to the curb, barking: "Keb, keb!”
“The legend accounted for this name and appearance by the catastrophe of a noted and most formidable witch who frequented these hills in former days, causing the ewes to keb, and the kine to cast their”
“(His flat was on the second floor.) "In a keb, sir.”
“Had a deal of trouble to find a keb, sir, on a night like this," he said to the false Dick, "but the luggage is all on top, and the man says there's plenty of time still.”
“What with these devil-ships a-flyin 'about the skies, and dropping thunderbolts on us from the clouds, and furreners a-comin' up the Thames as I've heard, London ain't 'ealthy enough for me, nor the missus and the kids, and thanks for your kindness, sir, we're movin' to-night, keb an 'all.”
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