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  • adj. Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains: as, kibed heels.


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  • Why at night both my gentlemen had kibed heels, a tetter in the chin, a churchyard cough in the lungs, a catarrh in the throat, a swingeing boil at the rump, and the devil of one musty crust of a brown george the poor dogs had to scour their grinders with.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • "The powder of them is fitly applied to merigals, kibed heels, and such like; the dust or powder thereof is very dangerous for the eyes, for it bath been observed that divers have been poreblind even after when some small quantity thereof hath been blown into their eyes."

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Perhaps at times the Old Guard had felt thus, with a sick and cold depression, kibed spirits as well as heels, empty of enthusiasm as of food, resolution lost somewhere in the darkness, sonority gone even from "_l'empereur_" and "_la France_."

    The Long Roll

  • I never heard any one complain of corns, or kibed-heels, severe as the weather is in winter.

    John B. Wyeth's Oregon, or a Short History of a Long Journey

  • Where these pains exist, the motions of the affected part are lessened; and if inflammation succeeds, it is in some distant parts; as coughs are caused by coldness and moisture being long applied to the feet; or it is in consequence of the renewal of the stimulus, as of heat or food, which excites our organs into stronger action after their temporary quiescence; as kibed heels after walking in snow.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • In such proofs, those they pretend to have acquired by the inspiration of some daemon, I am content to receive (for I meddle not with miracles); and also the proofs which are drawn from things that, upon some other account, often fall into use amongst us; as if in the wool, wherewith we are wont to clothe ourselves, there has accidentally some occult desiccative property been found out of curing kibed heels, or as if in the radish we eat for food there has been found out some aperitive operation.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete


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