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noun
Kelt  n.  Cloth with the nap, generally of native black wool. (Scot.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Kelt" Quotes from Famous Books



... Indo-European race. Take an Irishman and a German, working side by side on the Mississippi, and they present the same characteristic differences as the Germans and Kelts described by Tacitus and Caesar. The German loves liberty, the Kelt equality; the one hates the tyrant, the other the aristocrat; the one is a serious thinker, the other a quick and vivid thinker; the one is a Protestant in religion, the other a Catholic. Ammianus Marcellinus, living in Gaul in the fourth century, describes the Kelts thus ...
— Ten Great Religions - An Essay in Comparative Theology • James Freeman Clarke

... need not prevent men from the completest social co-operation, but I see now better than I did how difficult it is for any man to purge from his mind the idea that he is not primarily a Jew, a Teuton, or a Kelt, but a man. You can persuade any one in five minutes that he or she belongs to some special and blessed and privileged sort of human being; it takes a lifetime to destroy that persuasion. There are these confounded differences ...
— The Research Magnificent • H. G. Wells

... be, either amongst the Gaels of Connaught, or the Cambro-Britons of North-Wales, to find a typical and genuine Kelt, the German, equally genuine and typical, whom writers love to place in contrast with him, is not to be found within the four seas, the nearest approach being the Frisian ...
— The Ethnology of the British Islands • Robert Gordon Latham



Words linked to "Kelt" :   European, Briton, Celt, Gaul, Gael



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