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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Kid, Kyd(e, ppl. adj. [ME. kyd(e (north., 14th c.), also ked and kud (a 1225); p.p. of Kythe v.] a. Known, notorious (in the specified unfavourable character). b. Renowned.a. a1400 Leg. S. xliii. 393.
Jubitere Ves the name of a murtherere & of a kyd houlloure
c1420 Wynt. ii. 388.
He on thame threpyt thai ware spyis Or to the Kyng kyd innymys
c 1500 Rathen Manual 27/1.
All manifest and kyde revaris, mvrthreraris [etc.]
?a1640 Copie of a Baron's Court 31.
We have a kid thief to our webster here
b. a1603 Anc. Prophecies 13.
He shal be kid conquerour, for he is kinde lord Of al Bretaine

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