Usage examples for kail

  1. How they lived without kail, it is not easy to guess: They cultivate hardly any other plant for common tables, and when they had not kail they probably had nothing. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  2. He was undisturbed for nearly an hour when Don strolled up with an ostentatiously small armful of sticks and stayed only long enough to ask: " Seems to me that I smell braw parritch; or is it kail- brose ye would be steaming there, gilly?" – The Boy Scouts on the Yukon by Ralph Victor
  3. My kail- yard's but small as yet, and it'll be little trouble to dig and rake in the evening. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  4. I'll gie ye your kail through the reek for this ploy the next time I forgaither wi' ye on the tap o' Caerdon. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  5. If the minister is not aware of this, we must tell him, and the weeds will be good to manure his kail- bed, if he can find nothing better. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  6. For they all knew as well as he did, that his sermon was only " cauld kail het again." – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  7. It was a simple enough meal, suited to Lent, and was merely of dried fish, with barley bread and kail brose; but there were few other places in Scotland where it would have been served with so much of the refinement that Sir David Drummond and his late wife had learnt in France. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. The Scotch kail is curious, as indicative of national preference: and is the wizard still on guard? – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  9. The garden or kail- yard was a little way from the house. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  10. " I couldn' make nobody hear at all by knocking," apologized Jonathan Kail, for it was he at last; " and as't was raining out I opened the door. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  11. " 'Tis because there's a new hand come among us," said Jonathan Kail. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  12. And now, Mr. Brandon, I'll trouble you to move from the fireside; I must put out the kail. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence