Definitions

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  • n. An old unit of measure for grain, used in Constantinople.
  • n. An earth of a blackish or deep blue colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An earth of a blackish or deep blue color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An earth of a blackish or deep-blue color.

Etymologies

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English dialect kollow the smut or grime on the backs of chimneys.

Examples

  • I could see nothing peculiar in this gravel; some silicious pebbles as large as a pigeon's egg, pieces of white and reddish quartz, iron stone, and killow, and a soft friable yellow stone, which crumbled to pieces by the fingers, were the chief minerals that I could distinguish.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • I could see nothing peculiar in this gravel; some silicious pebbles as large as a pigeon’s egg, pieces of white and reddish quartz, iron stone, and killow, and a soft friable yellow stone, which crumbled to pieces by the fingers, were the chief minerals that I could distinguish.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

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