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- n. Alternative form of keeve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mash vat. See keeve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as keeve.
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He'll chust make his men pe strap on an old plaid, and he'll be kive
_Kiver_, _kive_, _keever_, a large vessel for fermenting liquors; a mashing tub.
He 'll chust make his men pe strap on an old plaid, and he' ll pe kive a chump, and away they wass, horse and man, one peast, aal two of tem poth together. "
"Noo, lads, I'll tell you what it is," said M'Kay, addressing the prostrate soldiers -- "if you'll behave yoursels desenly, and no be botherin 'me wi' ony more o 'your tarn nonsense, I'll aloo you to make me your prisoner; for I'm no intending to run away; I'll kive myself up to save your hides, and take my shance of ta law for what I'll do.