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KEF KIEF

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 787 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KEF KIEF or KElF (a colloquial form of the Arabic kaif, pleasure or enjoyment), the state of drowsy contentment produced by the use of narcotics. To " do kef," or to " make kef," is to pass the time in such a state. The word is used in northern Africa, especially in Morocco, for the drug used for the purpose.
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