Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cudgel; a club; a rough walking-stick with a hooked head.

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Examples

  • "Twas a month past, I heard the lass let out a rare skelloch, and such a kebbie-lebbie o" bangin" and crashin-, as ye'd think the whole stable was comin" doon aboot my head.

    Drums of Autumn

  • “Na, truly,” answered Cuddie, “I keepit aye before the auld woman, and cried for mercy to life and limb; but twa o’ the red-coats cam up, and ane o’ them was gaun to strike my mither wi’ the side o’ his broadsword — So I got up my kebbie at them, and said I wad gie them as gude.

    Old Mortality

  • "Na, truly," answered Cuddie, "I keepit aye before the auld woman, and cried for mercy to life and limb; but twa o 'the red-coats cam up, and ane o' them was gaun to strike my mither wi 'the side o' his broadsword -- So I got up my kebbie at them, and said I wad gie them as gude.

    Old Mortality, Complete

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