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(Russian; from Greek kibotos, “wooden drawer”; also bozhnitsa), a decorated wooden cupboard or folding frame for icons.

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In early Russian architecture, a niche to house one or more icons.
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Watford insist he is going nowhere, even though Silva has done little to kiot kill speculation by declaring outright that he doesn't want to leave Vicarage Road.
[beaucoup moins que] Dans le cadre de la securisation des frontieres et de la lutte contre la contrebande et le crime organise, un detachement des forces de l'Armee nationale populaire relevant du secteur operationnel d'Illizi, 4e Region militaire, a arrete, le jeudi 20 novembre, a 12h45, dans la zone de Hassi Kiot, trois personnes et saisi trois vehicules charges d'une quantite de farine (1.150) kg, de poudre de lait (138 kg) et d'huile (140 litres) destines a la contrebande [beaucoup plus grand que], precise le communique du MDN.
Lending power to Potts' words are kiot drawings by Robert McNealy.
Charles Potts, Kiot. Yakima: Blue Begonia Press (225 South 15th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902-3821), 2005.256 pp., paperback.