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  • "To trick, cheat, or cozen; also to to beat or to bully. Let's kimbaw the cull: let's bully the fellow. To set one's arms a-kimbaw, vulgarly pronounced a-kimbo, is to rest one's hands on the hips, keeping he elbows square, and sticking out from the body: an insolent bullying attitude."
    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    April 13, 2009