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n.1.Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery thing; a toy.
Art thou good at these kickshawses!
- Shak.
2.A fancy dish; a tidbit; a delicacy.
Some pigeons, . . . a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws.
- Shak.
Cressy was lost by kickshaws and soup-maigre.
- Fenton.
References in classic literature ?
I hope," said another, "it will be, mainly, good substantial joints, sirloins, spareribs, and hinder quarters, without too many kickshaws.
Every copper I've got went to pay the bearers here and to buy the kickshaws and rum for old What's-his-name, and I'm not anxious to start again as a pauper.
Sapsea that evening, no kickshaw ditties, favourites with national enemies, but gave him the genuine George the Third home-brewed; exhorting him (as 'my brave boys') to reduce to a smashed condition all other islands but this island, and all continents, peninsulas, isthmuses, promontories, and other geographical forms of land soever, besides sweeping the seas in all directions.
In the August 2012 Kickshaws, Jim Puder discussed the longest words and names used in palindromes.
In the kitchen there was a great quantity of frogs among the dishes; adders' skins, with little children's fingers inside; salad of mushroom-seed; wet mice's snouts and hemlock; beer, from the brewery of the old Witch of the Moor; sparkling saltpetre wine from a grave-cellar,-- all very substantial eating: rusty nails and church-window glass were among the delicacies and kickshaws.
JUDGE: Mark Saltveit judged this contest In the May Kickshaws, Mark's biography appeared Since it shows his wide range of interests and accomplishments, it is repeated here:
Upon reading about the palindrome documentary, I decided to hold a Geographic Palindrome Contestl right here in Kickshaws.
Kickshaws (as usual), your back cover puzzle (to which I found a different solution from yours) and die Mancuso and Grant.
A few years ago Kickshaws include the description of a sonnet generator that could generates sonnet's composed of Shakespeare's lines.
In the May Kickshaws, Tristan Miller came up with the idea of "national surnames," in which a head of state or head of government had a name that is the nationality of another country.
Stuart Kidd enjoyed Ray Love's license plate experience discussed in the previous Kickshaws.
For Kickshaws, Jeremy Morse sent "two collections of dictionary words (lowercase, unhyphenated), each of which has one weak link which your readers may be able to repair.