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kettle

  

      n  
1    a metal container with a handle and spout for boiling water  
2    any of various metal containers for heating liquids, cooking fish, etc.  
3    a large metal vessel designed to withstand high temperatures, used in various industrial processes such as refining and brewing  
4       short for       kettle hole  
     (C13: from Old Norse ketill; related to Old English cietel kettle, Old High German kezzil; all ultimately from Latin catillus a little pot, from catinus pot)  


kettle hole  
      n   a round hollow formed by the melting of a mass of buried ice,   (Often shortened to)    kettle  
kettle of fish  
      n  
1    a situation; state of affairs (often used ironically in the phrase a pretty or fine kettle of fish)  
2    case; matter for consideration  
that's quite a different kettle of fish     
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kettle hole  
      n   a round hollow formed by the melting of a mass of buried ice,   (Often shortened to)    kettle         


kettle         
      n  
1    a metal container with a handle and spout for boiling water  
2    any of various metal containers for heating liquids, cooking fish, etc.  
3    a large metal vessel designed to withstand high temperatures, used in various industrial processes such as refining and brewing  
4       short for       kettle hole  
     (C13: from Old Norse ketill; related to Old English cietel kettle, Old High German kezzil; all ultimately from Latin catillus a little pot, from catinus pot)  
kettle of fish  
      n  
1    a situation; state of affairs (often used ironically in the phrase a pretty or fine kettle of fish)  
2    case; matter for consideration  
that's quite a different kettle of fish     

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kettle v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements

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