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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.
  • n. A bleaching vat; a kier.
  • n. A large vat used in dressing ores.
  • v. To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.
  • v. To heave; to tilt, as a cart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.
  • n. A bleaching vat; a kier.
  • n. A large vat used in dressing ores.
  • transitive v. To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.
  • transitive v. To heave; to tilt, as a cart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To put in a keeve for fermentation, etc.
  • To overturn or lift up, as a cart, so as to unload it all at once.
  • n. A large vat or tub used for various purposes, as for dressing ores in mining, for holding the lye in bleaching (in which sense it is also called a keir), as a brewers' mashing-tub, etc.

Etymologies

This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. Derived from Old English "cȳf" meaning a vat. (Macdonald, A. M., ed. (1972) Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary; new ed. Edinburgh: Chambers; p. 719) (Wiktionary)

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