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 Kitchenmaid (Mrs.).Kite-flying. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Kite (A),
 
in legal phraseology, is a junior counsel who is allotted at an assize court to advocate the cause of a prisoner who is without other defence. For this service he receives a guinea as his honorarium. A kite on Stock Exchange means a worthless bill. An honorarium given to a barrister is in reality a mere kite. (See below, KITEFLYING.)   1
 


 Kitchenmaid (Mrs.).Kite-flying. 

 
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