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kit

1
NZ a flax basket

kit

2
a kind of small violin, now obsolete, used esp by dancing masters in the 17th--18th centuries

kit

3 a cub of various small mammals, such as the ferret or fox

Kit

 

(French, pochette, Russian, poshetta), a stringed musical instrument, usually played with a bow. Length, about 35 cm. The kit originated at the beginning of the 16th century as a three-stringed instrument with a boat-shaped body. Subsequently, a fourth string was added, and the kit was built to resemble a wide variety of instruments, including the viola, the violin, and the guitar. It was tuned in fifths, a fourth higher than the normal pitch of a violin. The kit, which was used chiefly to provide musical accompaniment for dancing lessons, went out of use in the early 19th century.

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(Usenet, possibly from DEC) Slang for a full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade. A source software distribution that has been packaged in such a way that it can (theoretically) be unpacked and installed according to a series of steps using only standard Unix tools, and entirely documented by some reasonable chain of references from the top-level README file. The more general term distribution may imply that special tools or more stringent conditions on the host environment are required.
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Proligo also offers a TrueSNP(TM) Allele-Specific PCR Demo kit that is designed to allow performance optimization of TrueSNP(TM) primers for mismatch specificity compared with equivalent DNA controls.
How many different kits are available, and how do they work?
800-series S-ton mounting kit, NSN 1005-01-226-4589