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kilo, n.2

Pronunciation:  /ˈkɪləʊ/
1888   E. Dowson Let. 13 Nov. (1967) 17,   I hope..that you are now..laying in a stock of hygiene many kilos from this foggy, pestilent metrop.
1948   G. H. Johnston Death takes Small Bites viii. 195   They drove five kilos in silence.
1973   Evening Standard 11 Oct. 1/2   After bogging down in the sand by a wrecked tank, we dug ourselves out and hastily retreated a few kilos until we reached a tank laager.

1888—1973(Hide quotations)


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