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- n. Plural form of kemp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The long flower stems of the ribwort plantain (Plantago Lanceolata).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A children's game in which plantain-stems are the weapons, the object aimed at being to strike off the head. Compare cocks.
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We just got back from an awesome and long day in the village, and in the in between times we've played the game without a name, kemps, push, poke, freeze, and we at ice cream!
That saw Beaumains, and therewithal he alighted, and they rushed together like two mighty kemps a long while, and sore they bled both.
The kemps ridley is the most endangered turtle of all, after a half century of nursing.