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Kite (A)

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in legal phraseology, is a junior counsel who is allotted at an assize court to advocate the cause of a prisoner who is without other defence. For this service he receives a guinea as his honorarium. A kite on Stock Exchange means a worthless bill. An honorarium given to a barrister is in reality a mere kite. (See below, Kiteflying.)

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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-vaen (The)
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
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