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Kite-flying

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To fly the kite is to “raise the wind,” or obtain money on bills, whether good or bad. It is a Stock Exchange phrase, and means as a kite flutters in the air by reason of its lightness, and is a mere toy, so these bills fly about, but are light and worthless. (See Stock Exchange Slang.)

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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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Kist of Whistles (A)
Kistnerappan
Kit. (Anglo-Saxon, kette, a cist or box [of tools].)
Kit
Kit-cat Club
Kit Cats
Kit’s Coty House
Kitchen
Kitchenmaid (Mrs.)
Kite (A)
Kite-flying
Kitely
Kittle of Fish
Klaus (Peter)
Klephts (The)
Knack
Knave
Knave of Hearts (A)
Knave of Sologne (A)
Knee
Knee Tribute

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