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A.Word.A.Day--kine

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kine (kien) noun

Archaic. A plural of cow.

[Middle English kyn, from Old English cyna, genitive pl. of cu, cow.]

(a word that has no letters in common with its singular form, cow)

"There must be balm of breathing kine, Somehwere down in the meadow." Sydney Thompson Dobell, Home, Wounded, The World's Best Poetry on CD, 20 Mar 1995.

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