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keeve


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kier  \Kier\,  n.  [Icel.  ker  a  tub.]  (Bleaching) 
  A  large  tub  or  vat  in  which  goods  are  subjected  to  the  action 
  of  hot  lye  or  bleaching  liquor;  --  also  called  {keeve}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keeve  \Keeve\,  n.  [AS.  c?f,  fr  L.  cupa  a  tub,  cask;  also  F. 
  cuve.  Cf  {Kive},  {Coop}.] 
  1.  (Brewing)  A  vat  or  tub  in  which  the  mash  is  made  a  mash 
  tub.  --Ure. 
 
  2.  (Bleaching)  A  bleaching  vat;  a  kier. 
 
  3.  (Mining)  A  large  vat  used  in  dressing  ores. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keeve  \Keeve\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Keeved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Keeving}.] 
  1.  To  set  in  a  keeve,  or  tub,  for  fermentation. 
 
  2.  To  heave;  to  tilt,  as  a  cart.  [Prov.  Eng.]