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  • n. Plural form of kinfolk.


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  • Chickens are used for food while they are young and tender enough to fry, on occasions of quarterly meetings, visits of "kinfolks" or the "preachers" and the traveling doctors.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884

  • You could er let drop kinder accidental like that she wa 'kinfolks' thout bein 'so' splicit.

    The Comings of Cousin Ann

  • Not nearer than fourth cousins-in-law, I fancy, but we counted them among our "kinfolks" in

    When Grandmamma Was New The Story of a Virginia Childhood

  • Bakerville people and their kinfolks married, moved to far-away places, and passed away, naturally, but my all-time favorite was when Miss Frances wrote about this: "Today I went to the grocery store, and for the first time ever, there was not an abundance of bananas."

    Chicken Spaghetti:

  • The missionaries had shown the native Hawaiian how, in his ignorance, he had gone and fooled away all his kinfolks to no purpose; showed him what rapture it is to work all day long for fifty cents to buy food for the next day with, as compared with fishing for pastime and lolling in the shade through eternal summer, and eating of the bounty that nobody labored to provide but nature.


  • Next thing you know someone will say that Palestinians and Israelis are kinfolks.

    Quote of the Day

  • A parent who values a child for purely instrumental reasons can still give it the necessary support, but I suspect that evolution has favored those who feel irrational loyalty to their kinfolks, too.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » On Patriotism

  • “You might lose your job if you keep me away from my kinfolks.”

    Mama Dearest

  • For instance some Chek Jews were held and treated fairly well so that they could write postcards back to their homeland telling their kinfolks that they were being well treated.

    Return of the Fascist SS, and the Unbelievable Factor

  • I like to think that if the Reverend Charles Beecher met spirits in Wakulla County, some of them were my kinfolks.

    Dream State


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