Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as kale, 2.
  • noun A variant of kill, kiln.
  • noun A covering of some kind; a film or membrane; a network.
  • noun Specifically — The caul or omentum.
  • noun The membrane or caul which sometimes envelops the head of a child at birth.
  • noun The chrysalis of an insect.
  • noun A net; especially, a net in which women inclose their hair; the back part of a cap.
  • noun A film.
  • noun One of the dew-covered threads often seen on the grass in the morning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A kiln.
  • noun obsolete The caul; that which covers or envelops as a caul; a net; a fold; a film.
  • noun The cocoon or chrysalis of an insect.
  • noun A sort of pottage; kale. See kale, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete The caul.
  • noun obsolete, figuratively That which covers or envelops, like a caul; a net; a fold; a film.
  • noun obsolete The cocoon or chrysalis of an insect.

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