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Kenspeckle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Kenspeckle Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • kenspeckle Same as kenspeck, and the more common form.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Kenspeckle (Scot.) conspicuous—also Ken′speck
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. kenna, orig. to cause to know. Cf. can and know.

Usage

In literature:

His dress was a little in the Pagan style, and rendered him kenspeckle to the eye of observation.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
Now he felt kenspeckle, not in any suit of material clothes but in a droll sense of nakedness.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
His dress was a little in the Pagan style, and rendered him kenspeckle to the eye of observation.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
A vagrant with white mice is a kenspeckle, and surely you can have no difficulty in tracing her.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 21" by Alexander Leighton
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