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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Kite

KITE, noun A rapacious fowl of the genus Falco or hawk, remarkable for gliding through the air without frequently moving its wings; hence called glide.

1. A name of reproach, denoting rapacity.

2. A light frame of wood and paper constructed for flying in the air for the amusement of boys.

KITE, noun In the north of England, the belly.