keb

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See also: Keb and k’eb

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

keb (third-person singular simple present kebs, present participle kebbing, simple past and past participle kebbed)

  1. (Northern England, dialect) Of a ewe, to abort a lamb.

Noun[edit]

keb (plural kebs)

  1. (Northern England, dialect) A still-born lamb.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

keb (plural kebs)

  1. A ewe that has miscarried her lamb or failed to rear it.
  2. A still-born or premature lamb.
  3. A miscarriage in one's affairs, a plan which fails to work.

Verb[edit]

keb (third-person singular present kebs, present participle kebbin, past kebbit, past participle kebbit)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) Of a ewe: to cast a lamb prematurely, to give birth to a dead lamb.