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Kris   Listen
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Kris  n.  A Malay dagger. See Creese.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Kris" Quotes from Famous Books



... simple and common soldiers; and, since this care is lacking in most of them, it ought to be felt more, and with effect, by those who can remedy it. The weapon worn by the natives of the cities is a wavy dagger, which they call a kris. Its blade is engraved with channels and water-lines, which make it very beautiful. The hilt is a small idol, made of ivory for the common man, and of gold for the chiefs, studded with gems which are highly esteemed among them. I saw one worn by the commander ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55 • Francisco Colin

... gentleman, and a manly gentleman too. His dress was a black velvet jacket, trimmed with gold lace, and trowsers of green cloth, with a red sarong and kris. He was the only one of the party armed while aboard. The rest were good, quiet men, and one or two of them very intelligent. They took their leave of us to get back to the town at sunset; but the ebb making, returned ...
— The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido - For the Suppression of Piracy • Henry Keppel

... atmosphere, their humanity grew stolidly sullen. Nowhere was a hint of the season's cheer. The mountains knew only of such celebration as snuggling close to the jug of moonshine, and drinking out the day. Mountain children, who had never heard of Kris Kingle, knew of an ancient tradition that at Christmas midnight the cattle in the barns and fields knelt down, as they had knelt around the manger, and that along the ragged slopes of the hills the elder bushes ceased to rattle dead stalks, ...
— The Call of the Cumberlands • Charles Neville Buck

... cut off the tail of my Ulster furred To make young Kris a coat of state That very night the storm occurred! Thus we become ...
— In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV) • Harrison S. Morris



Words linked to "Kris" :   sticker, dagger, creese, crease



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