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KIT, noun A large bottle.

1. A small fiddle.

2. A kind of fish-tub, and a milk-pail.

[I know not that this word is used in America.]

KIT'-CAT, noun A term applied to a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; so called from Christopher Cat, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies; applied also to a portrait three fourths less than a half length, placed in the club-room.