from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small cake. Also spelled kichil
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In Yiddish, the object of monstrous desire is a kikhl, sometimes written kichel.
I reasoned that I owed it to Dolly, while I was up in Manchester for the funeral and she lived only two streets away, to pop along and share another kichel with her and Mr. Balshemennik.
Dan Steinberg reports that kichel was one of the words given to the contestants -- and as part of a Spelling Bee effort to make the "please use in a sentence" part of the competition more lively, check out kichel's sentence:
Sentence: "The thought of someone kvetching about her kichel gave Meryl the spilkes."
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