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 Kitchenmaid (Mrs.).Kite-flying. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Kite (A),
in legal phraseology, is a junior counsel who is allotted at an assize court to advocate the cause of a prisoner who is without other defence. For this service he receives a guinea as his honorarium. A kite on Stock Exchange means a worthless bill. An honorarium given to a barrister is in reality a mere kite. (See below, KITEFLYING.)   1

 Kitchenmaid (Mrs.).Kite-flying. 


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