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1. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kish \Kish\, n. [Cf. G. kies gravel, pyrites.] (Min.)
   A workman's name for the graphite which forms incidentally in
   iron smelting.
   [1913 Webster]

2. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Kish
   a bow. (1.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 23:21;
   24:29).
   
     (2.) A Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36).
   
     (3.) A Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12).
   
     (4.) The great-grandfather of Mordecai (Esther 2:5).
   
     (5.) A Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of king Saul (1
   Sam. 9:1, 3; 10:11, 21; 14:51; 2 Sam. 21:14). All that is
   recorded of him is that he sent his son Saul in search of his
   asses that had strayed, and that he was buried in Zelah. Called
   Cis, Acts 13:21 (R.V., Kish).
   

3. Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
Kish, hard; difficult; straw; for age


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