from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See killock.
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As for your wife, youll never see her again; she was up keeleg and off before you were outside of Cape Cod.
This was a find worth having, the young man told himself, and might prove worth several hundreds of pounds if judiciously advertised and offered for sale at Christie's upon his return home; for safety's sake, therefore, he put it round his neck, tucking it inside his shirt, snugly out of sight, and, heaving up his keeleg, proceeded to paddle thoughtfully back to the shore.
Arrived there he dropped his keeleg -- a large stone serving the purpose of an anchor -- overboard and settled down comfortably to enjoy his favourite pastime, and also provide an exceedingly welcome addition to the somewhat monotonous fare of camp life.
As for your wife, you'll never see her again; she was 'up keeleg and off' before you were outside of Cape Cod.
As for your wife, you'll never see her again; she was ` up keeleg and off 'before you were outside of Cape Cod.