kemp

/kɛmp/ (say kemp)

noun
a coarse, brittle, dead fibre of wool, usually short, wavy and white or opaque, used in mixed wools, as for carpets.
{Middle English kempe coarse hair}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kemp — heißen die Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Kemp (Georgia) Kemp (Oklahoma) Kemp (Henderson County, Texas) Kemp (Kaufman County, Texas) Kemp Township (Bryan County, Oklahoma) Kemp ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Albert Edward Kemp… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kemp — or Kempe may refer to: People * Alfred Bray Kempe, English mathematician * Carl Kempe, Swedish paper producer * Charles Eamer Kempe, Victorian stained glass designer * David Kemp (Australian politician), House of Representitives (see also his… …   Wikipedia

  • Kemp — Kemp, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 144 Housing Units (2000): 77 Land area (2000): 0.182599 sq. miles (0.472930 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.182599 sq. miles (0.472930 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kemp — (k[e^]mp), Kempty Kemp ty, n. Coarse, rough hair in wool or fur, injuring its quality. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kemp, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 144 Housing Units (2000): 77 Land area (2000): 0.182599 sq. miles (0.472930 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.182599 sq. miles (0.472930 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kemp, TX — U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 1133 Housing Units (2000): 497 Land area (2000): 1.768955 sq. miles (4.581573 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.052477 sq. miles (0.135915 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.821432 sq. miles (4.717488 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kemp — Nom surtout porté en Moselle. Correspond à l allemand Kamp (= enclos, champ), et il s agit donc du surnom donné à un agriculteur ou à celui qui habite un lieu dit Kemp. On trouve également en Moselle le dérivé Kemper. La forme Kempe, apparemment… …   Noms de famille

  • kemp — kemp·ite; kemp; …   English syllables

  • Kemp — /kɛmp/ (say kemp) noun 1. Sir John Robert, 1883–1955, Australian engineer; influential in the development of Qld in the 1930s and 1940s. 2. Roger, 1908–87, Australian painter and printmaker; noted as a symbolic expressionist …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kemp — /kemp/, n. 1. Jack F., born 1935, U.S. politician: congressman 1970 89. 2. a male given name. * * * …   Universalium

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