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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KIDDER

This book and 'Kidder's' are two that I could hardly get along without.

In Mrs. Kidder's bake-shop were gathered the henchmen of Hat Tyler.

Mr. Kidder, of Kidder & Kidder, had by request waited upon the lady of Bellevieu.

He-he-he, Mr. Kidder; I sartainly knew you was coming—yassah!

"Oh, he said yes," cried Mrs. Kidder, clinging to her Countesshood.

I want to inquire if you have any acquaintance with the large grocery house of Kidder & Ladd, in the City?

The names of all Lovewell's party, and biographical notices of some of them, are also given by Mr. Kidder.

I have used Mrs. Kidder's cordial in my family a good deal, and I assure you it is no humbug.

Kidder's medical battery used forty years ago or more, and still used and purchasable in its first form, was a dynamo.

Kidder, Mrs. Ida A., addresses Agricultural libraries section, 226-7.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "the young of a goat," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse kið "young goat"), from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom (cf. Old High German kizzi, German kitze, Danish and Swedish kid). Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1590s, established in informal usage by 1840s. Applied to skillful young thieves and pugilists since at least 1812. Kid stuff "something easy" is from 1913 (The phrase was in use about that time in reference to vaudeville acts or advertisements featuring children, and to children-oriented features in newspapers). Kid glove "a glove made of kidskin leather" is from 1680s; sense of "characterized by wearing kid gloves," therefore "dainty, delicate" is from 1856.

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