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kickshaws


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kickshaws  \Kick"shaws`\,  n.;  pl  {Kickshawses}[Corrupt.  fr  F. 
  guelgue  chose  something  fr  L.  gualis  of  what  kind  (akin  to 
  E.  which)  +  suffix  -guam  +  causa  cause  in  LL.,  a  thing  See 
  {Which},  and  {Cause}.] 
  1.  Something  fantastical;  any  trifling,  trumpery  thing  a 
  toy. 
 
  Art  thou  good  at  these  kickshawses!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  fancy  dish;  a  titbit;  a  delicacy. 
 
  Some  pigeons,  .  .  .  a  joint  of  mutton,  and  any 
  pretty  little  tiny  kickshaws.  --Shak. 
 
  Cressy  was  lost  by  kickshaws  and  soup-maigre. 
  --Fenton. 




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