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kettle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kettle  \Ket"tle\  (k[e^]t"t'l),  n.  [OE.  ketel;  cf  AS  cetel, 
  cetil,  cytel;  akin  to  D.  kjedel  G.  kessel,  OHG.  chezzil 
  Icel.  ketill  SW  kittel,  Dan.  kjedel  Goth.  katils  all 
  perh.  fr  L.  catillus,  dim.  of  catinus  a  deep  vessel,  bowl; 
  but  cf  also  OHG.  chezz[=i]  kettle,  Icel.  kati  small  ship.] 
  A  metallic  vessel,  with  a  wide  mouth,  often  without  a  cover, 
  used  for  heating  and  boiling  water  or  other  liguids 
 
  {Kettle  pins},  ninepins;  skittles.  [Obs.]  --Shelton. 
 
  {Kettle  stitch}  (Bookbinding),  the  stitch  made  in  sewing  at 
  the  head  and  tail  of  a  book.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kettle 
  n  1:  a  metal  pot  for  stewing  or  boiling;  usually  has  a  lid  [syn: 
  {boiler}] 
  2:  the  quantity  a  kettle  will  hold  [syn:  {kettleful}] 
  3:  a  large  hemispherical  brass  or  copper  drum  with  a  drumhead 
  that  can  be  tuned  by  adjusting  the  tension  on  it  [syn:  {kettledrum}, 
  {tympanum},  {tympani},  {timpani}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Kettle,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  42752 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Kettle 
  a  large  pot  for  cooking.  The  same  Hebrew  word  (dud,  "boiling") 
  is  rendered  also  pot"  (Ps.  81:6),  caldron"  (2  Chr.  35:13), 
  basket"  (Jer.  24:2).  It  was  used  for  preparing  the 
  peace-offerings  (1  Sam.  2:13,  14). 
 




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