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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Scots A past tense and a past participle of ken.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of ken.

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  • "kent" in Hungarian is the past tense of "kenni" = to spread (by a knife)

    August 7, 2012

  • A long staff; properly, such a one as shepherds use for leaping over ditches or brooks; a tall person. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary or Supplement, 1841.

    May 24, 2011

  • The word commonly ascribed to the "tin-trumpet" call note of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

    October 13, 2007