Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

Glossary : K

Kae:   a jackdaw
Kail:   kale:   the colewort; cabbage; Scots' broth
Kail-blade:   the leaf of the colewort
Kail-gullie:   a cabbage knife
Kail-runt:   the stem of the colewort
Kail-whittle:   a cabbage knife
Kail-yard:   a kitchen garden
Kain:   kane:   rents in kind
Kame:   a comb
Kebars:   rafters
Kebbuck:   a cheese; a kebbuck heel = the last crust of a cheese
Keckle:   to cackle:   to giggle
Keek:   look:   glance
Keekin-glass:   the looking-glass
Keel:   red chalk
Kelpies:   river demons
Ken:   to know
Kenna:   know not
Kennin:   a very little (merely as much as can be perceived)
Kep:   to catch
Ket:   the fleece on a sheep's body
Key:   quay
Kiaugh:   anxiety
Kilt:   to tuck up
Kimmer:   a wench:   a gossip; a wife
Kin':   kind
King's-hood:   the 2d stomach in a ruminant (equivocal for the scrotum)
Kintra:   country
Kirk:   church
Kirn:   a churn
Kirn:   harvest home
Kirsen:   to christen
Kist:   chest:   counter
Kitchen:   to relish
Kittle:   difficult:   ticklish:   delicate:   fickle
Kittle:   to tickle
Kittlin:   kitten
Kiutlin:   cuddling
Knaggie:   knobby
Knappin-hammers:   hammers for breaking stones
Knowe:   knoll
Knurl:   knurlin:   dwarf
Kye:   cows
Kytes:   bellies
Kythe:   to show