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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Kaid, Ked, Kid, n. [North. e.m.E. cade (1570), kade, and mod. Sc. and north. Eng. dialect ked, kaid, kead, kid; of obscure origin.] The sheep-louse. — a1605 Montg. Flyt. 479 (Harl.).
Some choppis the keddis [v.r. kiddes] into ther cheekes
a1689 Cleland 34 (J).
Their swarms of vermine and sheep kaids, Delights to lodge beneath the plaids

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