keech

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare dialectal English keech (cake).

Noun[edit]

keech (plural keeches)

  1. (obsolete) A mass or lump of fat rolled up by the butcher.
    • Shakespeare, Henry VIII act 1 scene 1
      I wonder / That such a keech can with his very bulk / Take up the rays o' th' beneficial sun, / And keep it from the earth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Heywood Walter Seton-Karr to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

keech (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of kich.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [1]