From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kipling \Kipling\ prop. n.
   Rudyard Kipling, English author (1865-1936). He was born at
   Bombay, India in 1865, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, who
   was formerly head of the Lahore School of Industrial Art. He
   was educated in England and returned to India in 1880 as
   editor of the "Lahore Civil and Military Gazette." He
   returned to England about 1889, and lived several years in
   the United States. While in India he published stories,
   sketches, and poems descriptive of India and Anglo-Indian
   military and civil life: " Departmental Ditties, etc.",
   "Plain Tales from the Hills", "Mine Own People", "Soldiers
   Three", "Barrack-room Ballads, etc.", and others. After
   leaving India he published "The Light That Failed,"
   "Naulahka" (with Balestier), "Many Inventions," "The Jungle
   Book," "The Second Jungle Book," "The Seven Seas," "Captains
   Courageous," "The White Man's Burden," "Kim," "The Man Who
   Would Be King and Other Stories," and others.

   Syn: Rudyard Kipling.
        [WordNet 1.5 + Century Dict. 1906]
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