Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Quick; lively; pert.
- To heave the stomach; retch, as in an effort to vomit. Also keckle.
- Hence To feel or manifest strong disgust.
- To act as if retching; arch the neck and protrude the head, as in the act of vomiting.
- n. A retching or heaving of the stomach.
- n. Same as kex
- n. A plant having a hollow stem.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To heave or to retch, as in an effort to vomit.
- n. rare An effort to vomit; queasiness.
- Celtic (Wiktionary)
“And the remaining quarter came from interesting places like keck. hawaii.edu and c-span. org and unresolvable IP addresses.”
“While Fritzi appeared _keck_ at intervals, Gard did not see any excuse for agreeing with the scandalous hints Von Tielitz and Messer threw out about her.”
“Bacon has "Patients must not keck at them at the first.”
“The blackbird has gone on ahead and made it his business, with sharp "Keck! keck!" to alarm every bird in the woods.”
“Keck, keck!" said the mavis indignantly, and went away.”
“Here, keck in, Tom," he continued; "ye hev the lantern -- and see if all's as ye left it.”
“And they call the republicans the party of no. keck ...and isn't Canada going to sell this oil to china if not to us ?”
“We're not conducting a survey on keck-tightness, we're considering the new mobiles are so small they'll barely crease the line of the hippest Hoxton scenester or the most stride-constrained waiter.”
“Filename C: \Users\elemental5\Desktop\Gielen\cd4\Gustav Mahler - Gustav Mahler - Symphonies no. 1-9 [cd 4] \04 - Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck. wav”
“One surprising thing is how many ordinary words have an unknown or obscure etymology, for instance L8 of the LAE tip (v) shows eight words: cowp, keck, kick, shelve, shoot, skell, tip, tipe of which only shoot has a clear etymology and cowp may come from French.”
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