(?), n.;
Kickshawses (#) [Corrupt. fr. F. quelque chose something, fr. L. qualis of what kind (akin to E. which) + suffix -guam + causa cause, in LL., a thing. See Which, and Cause.] 1. Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery thing; a toy.
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Art thou good at these kickshawses!
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2. A fancy dish; a tidbit; a delicacy.
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Some pigeons, . . . a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws.
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Cressy was lost by kickshaws and soup-maigre.
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