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 Ky’anise (3 syl.).Kyrie Elei’son [Ki-ri-e E-li-s’n]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Kyle,
 
Carrick, and Cunningham. Ayrshire is divided into three parts: Kyle, a strong corn-growing soil; Carrick, a wild hilly portion, only fit for feeding cattle; and Cunningham, a rich dairy land. Hence the saying—   1
       
“Kyle for a man, Carrick for a coo [cow],
Cunningham for butter, Galloway for woo’ [wool].”
 


 Ky’anise (3 syl.).Kyrie Elei’son [Ki-ri-e E-li-s’n]. 

 
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