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Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms

 

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K.O. . Knock-out blow.
KADI . Hat.
KANAKA . Labourer from South Sea Islands.
KANGAROO . A marsupial animal about five feet long including the tail, with small head, large ears, very long and powerful hind legs, and a long, thick tail.
KANGAROO DOG . A greyhound, or any class of dog used in hunting Kangaroos.
KAURI . A yellow valuable wood.
KEEK . To have a look.
KELPIE . A short-haired, pricked-eared, medium-sized Australian-bred dog, with a strain of dingo blood in him.
KERSPLOSH . To fall heavily.
KICK . To protest.
KICK BACK . To return the buying of a drink; to raise a bet.
KICK OFF . To commence.
KICK the BUCKET . To die.
KID . A child; to deceive.
KID STAKES . To pretend.
 
Old English 'word lottery' pick

Lotos-eater : n. One who ate the fruit or leaf of the lotus, and, as a consequence, gave himself up to indolence and daydreams; one of the Lotophagi.

 
A Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms by Gilbert H. Lawson, published originally in 1924 in Balmain, Sydney by the Direct Hosiery Company
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