plural -s
: a Scotch unit of measure for straw varying around 400 pounds

Word History


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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“Kemple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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