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kier

[kir]
(textiles)
A tank in which unfinished cotton is boiled under pressure to remove foreign materials such as sizing or wax.
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But when an officer arrived at the scene, Kiers swore at him, before putting his forehead against the officer's chin.
Kiers, of Chatton Avenue, South Shields, appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer, and being drunk and disorderly.
The girl's mother had died and her dad relied on Kiers and his wife to look after her so he could out to work.
But when his wife was out, Kiers carried out the abuse which went on for three years.
Kiers, from Larbert, Stirlingshire, admitted indecency and was jailed for two years at the High Court in Edinburgh.
Kiers warned his victim that she would be put in a home if she spoke out.
Lady Cosgrove deferred sentence on suicidal Kiers after asking for reports on whether he was fit to serve a prison sentence.