kemple

noun kem·ple \ˈkempəl\

Definition of kemple

plural

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  1. :  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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