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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.

kit

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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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