Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fabulous creature mentioned in Chinese mythology. It is represented as a kind of unicorn, and is said to have appeared at the birth of Confucius. In Japan it is called
krin, and takes in decorative art different forms, sometimes that of a horse with head and jaws modified to approach those of a crocodile and an immense spreading tail.
“China by Maitinus, in which it is related that in the thirty-ninth year of the reign of King-hi, some hunters outside the gates of the town killed a rare animal which the Chinese called kilin, that is to say, the Lamb of God.”
“Ai agree wib keaping conrol ob strayz nd feralz kilin teh ozzy wildlyfe, but ai fink teh licens iz unfare !”
“Dead and gone, because kilin jews is my favrit thing to do.”
“Mornin 'glory peouts out more leaves an' blossoms, an 'keeps a-kilin'.”
“It is said that all the tribes and countries of Central Asia as far west as the Caspian sent him tribute, and to celebrate the event he built a kilin or pavilion, in which he placed statues of all the generals who had contributed toward his triumph.”
“So, for instance, if one of the cave dwellers was hunting buffalo, instead of using his cell phone to update his Facebook status to "kilin buf-lo," he'd go to the cave wall and draw a picture on it of a buffalo next to himself holding a katana or a ball and chain - you know, whatever it was they used to hunt buffalo.”
“Yet, there I was, just 4 hours after arriving in Istanbul, shaking hands with a rug merchant as he packed up our newly purchased kilin carpet.”
“meh. boff panda and gaara are kyoot *picks them up and huggles dem boff* oh noes gaara be kilin meeeeeeee—!”
“Ye know how 'tis with women folks; they don't give no warnin ', but first ye know they're kilin' themselves all reound and reound yer h'art-strings.”
“You kilin 'dat dress and I love it wit' a passion, ”
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