from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who flies a kite. See
kite, n., 3.
- noun One who attempts to raise money by the use of accommodation bills. See
kite, n., 5.
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Renewals would no longer be accepted, even for half or a quarter of the amount due; and the unfortunate "kite-flier" was, in hundreds of cases, ruined by the very men who had in the most unprincipled manner led him into the mire, and then left him.