Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KITE, n., v. Gen.Sc. form of Eng. quoit. See also Quite. [kəit] Per. 1903 H. Dryerre Blairgowrie 30:
He was a tall, swank fellow, and nothing set him better than to handle the “kites”.
Arg.1 1930:
Come an we'll hae a game at the kites.
Cai.7 1942:
Mak' me a new kite oot o' aul' horse sheen.
Abd. 1959 Huntly Express (30 Jan.) 6:
Yon's the billies that can kite.

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