Kitcat
Kitcat Kit"cat`, n. A game played by striking with a stick small piece of wood, called a cat, shaped like two cones united at their bases; tipcat. --Cotton. [1913 Webster]

{Kitcat roll} (Agric.), a roller somewhat in the form of two cones set base to base. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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