v. i. & n.1.See Keck, v. i. & n.
v. t.1.(Naut.) To wind old rope around, as a cable, to preserve its surface from being fretted, or to wind iron chains around, to defend from the friction of a rocky bottom, or from the ice.
[imp. & p. p. Keckled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Keckling .]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And won't it make Gabriel keckle when Geordie comes pantin' ut the grees with the tompstean balanced on his hump, and asks to be took as evidence!"
In seconds I had on my screen just the kind of list I like--kechel, Kechua, keckle, kecksy, keddah, kedje, kedge-anchor, kedger, kedging, kedjeway--and immediately wrote a short poem bouncing phrases off these K's.
Instead, the multiple texts relating to the scandal only make sense in Keckley's autonomously framed narrative, based on the credibility she claims as Mary Lincoln's trustworthy "confidante." And in this light, despite Keckle y's efforts to do otherwise, Mary Lincoln's poor judgment relating to her handling of her widowhood, her public image, and the attempt to sell her "old" clothes stands in sharp contrast to Kecldey's own.