from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete variant of kitling.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
P. 19, l. 19, ketlers and keistrels.] -- The first of these terms I am unable to explain; but it occurs in Middleton's _Black Book_, "So, drawing in amongst bunglers and _ketlers_ under the plain frieze of simplicity, thou mayest finely couch the wrought velvet of knavery;" and in his _Father Hubburd's Tales_, we find "like an old cunning bowler to fetch in a young _ketling_ gamester:" see Middleton's _Works_, v. 543,