From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kickshaws \Kick"shaws`\, n.; pl. 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
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            Art thou good at these kickshawses!   --Shak.
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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.         --Shak.
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            Cressy was lost by kickshaws and soup-maigre.
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