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  • noun Plural form of kish.


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  • Solman Annadromus, ye god of little pescies, nothing would stop me for mony makes multimony like the brogues and the kishes.

    Finnegans Wake

  • The cars were in great variety; some bore small kishes, [23] in which a woman and some children might be seen; others had

    Handy Andy, Volume One A Tale of Irish Life, in Two Volumes

  • * One method of selling Poteen is by bringing in kishes of turf to the neighboring markets, when those who are up to the secret purchase the turf, or pretend to do so; and while in the act of discharging the load, the Keg of Poteen is quickly passed into the house of him who purchases the turf.

    The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • An Irish boy (a 'cute lad) saw a train of his companions leading their cars, loaded with kishes [51] of turf, coming towards his father's cabin; his father had no turf, and the question was how some should be obtained.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 04

  • Pipers were there too, mounted upon cars or turf-kishes; even the very roof-tops rang out their merry notes; the ensigns of the little fishing-craft waved in the breeze, and seemed to feel the general joy around them; while over the door of the village inn stood a brilliantly lighted transparency, representing the head of the O'Malleys holding a very scantily-robed young lady by the tips of the fingers; but whether this damsel was intended to represent the genius of the west, or my wife, I did not venture to inquire.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2


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