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Kentish Fire

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Rapturous applause, or three times three and one more. The expression originated with Lord Winchelsea, who proposed the health of the Earl of Roden, on August 15th, 1834, and added, “Let it be given with the ‘Kentish Fire.ʹ” In proposing another toast he asked permission to bring his “Kentish Artillery” again into action. Chambers, in his Encyclopædia, says it arose from the protracted cheers given in Kent to the No-Popery orators in 1828–1829.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Kenna
Kenna Quhair [I know not where]
Kenne
Kennedy
Kennel
Kenno
Kensington
Kent (Latin, Cantium)
Kent’s Hole
Kent Street Ejectment
Kentish Fire
Kentish Moll
Kentishmen’s Tails
Kentucky (U.S. America)
Kepler’s Fairy
Kepler’s Laws (Johann Kepler, 1571–1630):
Kerchief of Plesaunce
Kerna
Kernel
Kersey
Kerseymere

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