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- n. Alternative spelling of kilter. meaning order or balance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Regular order or proper condition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of kelt.
- n. See kilter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. in working order
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That's right -- tip up the kelter, it will make my bones amends, 
The wheat's kernin 'somethin' cruel fine -- I awnly wish theer was more of it -- an 'the sheep an' cattle's in braave kelter likewise.
"Long Jimmy," a big eater, asked him, "Shadrach, is the soup in good kelter?"
Then the politicals are all out of kelter, one doesn't hardly know his own mind, and all are afraid of what is in another's.
Fiscal -- Something has been out of kelter at Washington these two years with regard to the rigid application of appropriations, at least in the Indian Department.
His antics are off kelter, but he is pretty universall y respected for his stance and his dedication and his passion, and most of us agree with dignified dying.
_Fiscal_ -- Something has been out of kelter at Washington these two years with regard to the rigid application of appropriations, at least in the Indian Department.
She was a beautiful ship, in what we call "high kelter;" she seemed a living body, conscious of her own superior power over her opponents, whose shot she despised, as they fell thick and fast about her, while she deliberately took up an admirable position for battle.
“frivolousness” was out of kelter with the profession of a Christian.