from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of cist2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of kiss.
- n. A chest.
- v. To place in a coffin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chest; hence, a coffin.
- n. A stated payment, especially a payment of rent for land; hence, the time for such payment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of chest.
- n. See cist.
- n. Another spelling of kissed, preterit and past participle of kiss.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal preterit and past participle of cast.
- n. In the East Indies, an instalment of rent, of a tax, or the like.
Nah, aw like a chap o 'that sooart, if he doesn't carry things too far: but when he begins to say' at he con build a haase as weel as a mason, an 'mak a kist o' drawers as weel as a joiner, or praich a sarmon as weel as th 'parson -- or playa bazzoon, or spetch a pair o' clogs better nor ony man breathin -- then, aw say, tak care an 'ha' nowt to do wi 'him.
I am for some reason charmed by the spelling in this poem -- words like "kist," "soveran" and "emprisoned" are lovely examples of the indifferent spelling practices of the 19th century.
The first one was to prepare the room she had rented for its strange guest and it gave her many a pang to fold away the "kirk clothes" of her father and brothers and lock them from sight in the big "kist" that was the family wardrobe.
Priests still liars, and the sun-kist world is round! '
Priests still liars, while the sun-kist world is round.
The other thing I like about giving a one of these kist for Valentine's Day is that its got staying power.
This kist makes me crazy especially since fandango has it advertised that they are selling the tickets.
Lloyds, HBOS etc was allowed to fold, kist as Lehmans did?
Notwithstanding this promise, however, the veteran listened with all the attention he could to gather their discourse, or, as he described it himself, “laid his ears back in his neck, like Gustavus, when he heard the key turn in the girnell-kist.”
January 28, 2008 at 11:55 am you mus be a maos tze kist