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Ringer BS: Kith & Kin (34) RE: BS: Kith & Kin 08 Dec 10

English has many of these double-phrases such as kith & kin, time & tide, goods & chattels, etc. The double-words persist even after one half has become so archaic and unused by itself that many would struggle to define it.

Few, for instance, recognise that the "tide" in time & tide is not the twice-daily maritime phenomenon, but season, as in Christmastide.

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