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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Archaic A plural of cow1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of cow.
- n. A weasel.
- n. In physical, the c. g. s. unit of velocity. Since in the c. g. s. system the units of distance and time are the centimeter and second, respectively, the kine is a velocity of one centimeter per second.
- n. archaic or dialectal Plural form of cow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Cows.
- n. domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
- From Middle English kyn, kuin, kiin, kien, variant (double plural) of Middle English ky, kye ("cows"), equivalent to ky, kye + -en. Alternative etymology derives Middle English kyn from Old English cȳna ("cows', of cows"), genitive plural of cū ("cow"). More at cow. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English kyn, from Old English cȳna, genitive pl. of cū, cow; see cow1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When she rocks in its cradle the babe the young parents intrust to her heed; when she calls the kine to the milking, the chicks to their corn; when she but flits through my room to renew the flowers on the stand, or range in neat order the books that I read, no spell on her fancy could lead her a step from the range of her provident cares!”
“The same are also called the congregation of bulls (from their rage against the Church) who assemble together all their kine, that is, the people their subjects, to exclude if they can, from Christ and his inheritance, his constant confessors, who are like silver tried by fire.”
“The sacred and high pre-eminence and glory of kine, that is capable of cleansing one from every sin, has, O chief of men, been thus explained to thee.”
“Those men who make gift of Kapila king with their calves and with vessel of white brass for milking them, -- kine, that is, which are not vicious and which while given away, are wrapped round with cloths, -- succeed in conquering both this and the other world.”
“The true scientist may perhaps prefer that his kine should be the fat kine -- for he is but human -- but he does not desire them to be the only kine and to eat up all the rest.”
“The air grew full of silence, the birds twittered sleepily, and from afar came, faint and clear, the musical song of the milkmaid calling the kine home to the milking.”
“It is the animals that lack the upper teeth that ruminate, such as kine, sheep, and goats.”
“This ordinance lays down that the Dakshina should be a hundred thousand animals such as kine or horses.”
“The considerations of deserving recipients, of time, of the kind of kine, and of the ritual to be observed, should be attended to.”
“There are considerations of propriety or otherwise about the person unto whom kine should be given, the time for making those gifts, the kind of kine that should form the object of gifts, and the rites that should be observed in making the gifts.”
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