kenning

[ UK /kˈɛnɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɛnɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry
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How To Use kenning In A Sentence

  • I like 'Mighty-sinewed chemist's daughter' myself, though I suspect that's not a kenning because it's, y'know. mrissa: Also
  • This is also known as Juneberry or serviceberry depending on where you live and who you learned your kennings from. Narrow window of opportunity
  • Now that the ‘Kodee Kennings’ letters to her father have been revealed as fakes, how does the AP spin the story?
  • The driver, of Kennington Park, London, said he had managed to steer his car onto the hard shoulder when his tyre blew.
  • I like 'Mighty-sinewed chemist's daughter' myself, though I suspect that's not a kenning because it's, y'know. mrissa: Also
  • We all got off at Kennington, because the train was terminating; he stumbles and falls over onto the other platform.
  • The challenge on behalf of the Kennington Residents adopts some of these grounds and reformulates them from the standpoint of alleged ‘victims’ within the meaning of section 7 of the Human Rights Act.
  • I bussed to Kennington, from where I caught the Northern Line to Embankment.
  • (as witness Colonel Towneley, Mr. Dawson, and many more unfortunate gentlemen on Kennington Common), to say nothing of the burning alive of women for petty treason, -- and to kill a husband or coin a groat were alike Treasonable, -- the Scourging of the same wretched creatures in The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...
  • How did it come to be that he, lustrous Kennington, had to instruct these limp-wristed ladies in something he was born knowing? Shortcut Man
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