Kicksey-winsey

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damminson

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I'm italian reader of "death gate" cycle of M.Weiss & T.Hickman.

During my reading I found this words:
Kicksey-winsey
It's a proper name of a big steam machine.
This machine it's a gargantuan, noisy, powerful and useless machine.

There are some hidden meaning that I don't see?
Kicksey = little kick? Or sweet kick?
Winsey = little win?!
Or kickandwin?

Can some one try to open my mind :)) )?

I found this on internet but it's not clear anyway.

www dot uoregon dot edu/~rbear/taylor3 dot html
 
  • ewie

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    It certainly isn't clear from that link, Damminson.
    My dictionary of slang isn't a lot of use either ~ this is the closest it gets:
    kicksies/kicksees/kickseys n. [early 18thC - mid-19thC] trousers
    kicksy adj. [mid-19C] troublesome, disagreeable


    AH! I've found it in the full OED:

    kicksey-winsey n. [obsolete] A fantastic device; a whim or erratic fancy.
     

    damminson

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    It certainly isn't clear from Damminson.
    My dictionary of slang isn't a lot of use either ~ this is the closest it gets:
    kicksies/kicksees/kickseys n. [early 18thC - mid-19thC] trousers
    kicksy adj. [mid-19C] troublesome, disagreeable


    AH! I've found it in the full OED:

    kicksey-winsey n. [obsolete] A fantastic device; a whim or erratic fancy.

    Great!
    And clear!

    Greatsey-clearsey
    ;)
     

    ewie

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    Giggly moderator note: I'm closing this thread on the grounds that it may engender a whole lot of stupey-wupey posties like this one.
     
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