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Kittle of Fish

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A pretty kittle of fish. A pretty muddle, a bad job. Corruption of “kiddle of fish.” A kiddle is a basket set in the opening of a weir for catching fish. Perhaps the Welsh hidl or hidyl, a strainer. (See Kettle.)

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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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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
Kneph
Knickerbocker (Diedrich)

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