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KENNEL

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 731 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KENNEL, a small hut or shelter for a dog, also extended to a group of buildings for a pack of hounds (see DoG). The word is apparently from a Norman-French kenil (this form does not occur, but is seen in the Norman kinet, a little dog), modern French chenil, from popular Latin canile, place for a dog, canis, cf. ovile, sheep-cote. The word " kennel," a gutter, a drain in a street or road, is a corruption of the Middle English canel, cannel, in- modern English " channel," from Latin canalis, canal.
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