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Kip  n.  
1.
A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill. (Scot.)
2.
(Gymnastics) A method or feat of raising the body when hanging or swinging by the arms, as for the purpose of mounting upon the horizontal bar. The legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.






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"Kip" Quotes from Famous Books



... But you will. 'Tis nearly come, Maaster Roger. You defied and got vexed with they who would kip this from comin'; ...
— Roger Trewinion • Joseph Hocking

... apparent that they intended to surround and cut off the American army. Washington made preparations to withdraw, but uncertainty of information came near rendering his precautions futile. September 15 the men-of-war opened fire, and troops were landed near Kip's Bay. The militia in the breastworks at that point had been at Brooklyn and gave way at once, communicating their panic to two Connecticut regiments. Washington, galloping down to the scene of battle, came upon the disordered and flying troops. ...
— George Washington, Vol. I • Henry Cabot Lodge

... and rough all about. Here and there, clusters of houses began to indicate the coming city. Kip farm had not disappeared; and people talked of Strawberry Hill and Harlem Heights; and there remained some fortifications of the old Rock House of 1812 memory. The old times were recalled, as ...
— A Little Girl of Long Ago • Amanda Millie Douglas

... Spaniards left for the Riders to fight? This feeling was so increased upon reaching the end of the journey, where he saw two San Antonio companies starting for the East, that he gave expression to his fears, whereupon Van Kip responded, promptly: ...
— "Forward, March" - A Tale of the Spanish-American War • Kirk Munroe

... s'pose she get mad den, an' before anyboddy can spik, She settle right down for mak' sing too, an' purty soon ketch heem up quick, Den she's kip it on gainin' an' gainin', till de song it is tout finis, An' w'en she is beatin' dat feller, Bagosh! ...
— The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.) • Various



Words linked to "Kip" :   at, catch some Z's, nap, sleep, log Z's, upstart, kip down, gymnastic exercise, Laotian monetary unit, practice bundling, aestivate, catnap, hibernate, UK



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