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Monday, 18 July 2016

Spot the Frippet: kennel.

A kennel is an outdoor hut for a dog:

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photo of sled dog kennels in Quebec by chensiyuan

and a kennels is a place where dogs are boarded or bred.

If you can't find one of these, then a kennel can also be the lair of a fox, a pack of hounds, or, possibly easier than either of those to find, a ramshackle house.

This unfortunate house is in Detroit.

There's a quite separate word kennel which means an open sewer or street gutter.

(This kennel is in Stockholm)

Well, there shouldn't be too much trouble spotting one of those, should there.

Spot the Frippet: kennel. The doggy word comes from the Old French chenil, from the Latin canis, dog. The sewer word is a form of channel.

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