Definition of kemple
: a Scotch unit of measure for straw varying around 400 pounds
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Origin and Etymology of kemple
alteration of earlier kimple, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse -kimbull bundle, Icelandic kimbill small bundle, small haystack, Norwegian dialect kimbel bundle of grass
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