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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Kinch,) Kinsh, n.2 [? Cf. mod. Sc. dial. kinch, kinsh, a twist given to a rope, a sudden twist in wrestling, an advantage, ‘hold’.] An advantage over (of) another. — 1635 Dickson Wr. 78.
They are charged with oppression in over-reaching their neighbours … every one seeking a kinsh of his neighbour

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