kettle pins


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kettle \Ket"tle\ (k[e^]t"t'l), n. [OE. ketel; cf. AS. cetel,
   cetil, cytel; akin to D. kjedel, G. kessel, OHG. chezzil,
   Icel. ketill, SW. kittel, Dan. kjedel, Goth. katils; all
   perh. fr. L. catillus, dim. of catinus a deep vessel, bowl;
   but cf. also OHG. chezz[imac] kettle, Icel. kati small ship.]
   A metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover,
   used for heating and boiling water or other liguids.
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   Kettle pins, ninepins; skittles. [Obs.] --Shelton.

   Kettle stitch (Bookbinding), the stitch made in sewing at
      the head and tail of a book. --Knight.
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