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Kail   /keɪl/   Listen

A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head.  Synonyms: borecole, Brassica oleracea acephala, cole, colewort, kale.
Coarse curly-leafed cabbage.  Synonyms: cole, kale.

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"Kail" Quotes from Famous Books

... the ruins, of course, and saw the marble stone of King Alexander, and the spot where Bruce's heart is said to be buried, and the slab of Michael Scott, with the cross engraved upon it; also the exquisitely sculptured kail-leaves, and other foliage and flowers, with which the Gothic artists inwreathed this edifice, bestowing more minute and faithful labor than an artist of these days would do on the most delicate piece of cabinet-work. We came away sooner than we wished, but ...
— Passages From the English Notebooks, Complete • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... Burns was introduced to scenes of what he calls "swaggering riot and roaring dissipation." It may readily be believed that with his strong love of sociality and excitement he was an apt pupil in that school. Still the mensuration went on till one day, when in the kail-yard behind the teachers house, Burns met a young lass, who set his heart on fire, and put an end to mensuration. This incident is celebrated in the ...
— Robert Burns • Principal Shairp

... and cookies, your bath buns, and your sally luns, your tea cakes, and slim cakes, your saffron cakes, and girdle cakes, your shortbread, and singing hinnies: we swear by the Oat cake, and the parritch, the bannock, and the brose." Scotch beef brose is made by boiling Oatmeal in meat liquor, and kail brose by cooking Oatmeal in cabbage-water. [399] Crushed Oatmeal, from which the husk has been removed, is known as "groats," and is employed for making gruel. At the latter end of the seventeenth century this was a drink asked-for eagerly by the public at London ...
— Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure • William Thomas Fernie

... during the winter months. They paid a kind of hereditary respect to the Lords of Ravenswood; but, in the difficulties of the family, most of the inhabitants of Wolf's Hope had contrived to get feu-rights to their little possessions, their huts, kail-yards, and rights of commonty, so that they were emancipated from the chains of feudal dependence, and free from the various exactions with which, under every possible pretext, or without any pretext at all, the Scottish landlords of ...
— Bride of Lammermoor • Sir Walter Scott

... and from whom the "Great Unknown" had derived many an ancient tale, was waited upon one day by the author of "Waverley." On Scott endeavoring to conceal the authorship, the old dame protested, "D'ye think, sir, I dinna ken my ain groats in ither folk's kail?" ...
— The Jest Book - The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings • Mark Lemon

Words linked to "Kail" :   crucifer, borecole, Brassica, cruciferous plant, chou, genus Brassica, collard greens, collards, cole, cabbage, collard

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