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Category: K


Sax. Kin or kindred. I > L. 691


A wharf for the lading and unlading of merchandise from vessels. More com- monly spelled “quay.” An instrument for fastening and opening a lock. This appears as an English word as early


Those portions of the seas, adjacent to the coasts of Great Britain, which are inclosed within headlands so as to be cut off from the open sea by imaginary straight lines drawn


A portion of grain given to a mill-servant from tenants who were bound to grind their grain at such mill.


A toll paid for loading and unloading merchandise at a key or wharf. Rowan v. Portland, 8 B. Mou. (Ky.) 253.KEYS 687 KING’S BENCH


An officer of the court of king’s bench, usually called “the master of the crown office,” whose duty it is to tile informations at the suit of a private subject by direction


In English law. The next personal dignity after the nobility. Of knights there are several orders and degrees. The first in rank are knights of the Garter, instituted by Itichard I. and

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