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Trout Bum 01-28-2005 03:31 PM

What's a Kill?
 
Some eastern rivers are called Kills. For example: the Batten Kill or the Beaver Kill? Why is this? I've looked Kill up in the dictionary and it says nothing about a body of water. Is Kill the same as River? What's a Kill?

TB

Cliff Hilbert 01-28-2005 06:00 PM

That's where they kill Battens and Beavers. :lol: :lol:

dougm 01-29-2005 04:23 PM

If memory serves me correctly, the term "kill" is/was regional (the greater New York State area) used to describe a relatively fast stream. In Virginia tha term used to describe the same sort of stream is/was "run" as in Bull Run.

Trout Bum 01-29-2005 05:17 PM

Kill
 
Thanks. Two great answers. However, I think the gusest's answer is most correct. Sorry Cliff. The be-kind-to-animal activists may want to kill you for that one.

TB

Cliff Hilbert 01-29-2005 06:15 PM

Heck PETA hates me already. PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals. :D :D

atlaw 05-05-2005 03:26 PM

Re: What's a Kill?
 
I think it is Dutch for river but not real sure.

JBinUTAH 05-11-2005 09:18 PM

Re: What's a Kill?
 
definition of kill
A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; -- used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.

From the Brainy Dictionary. :shocking:

BigCliff 05-12-2005 12:04 AM

Re: What's a Kill?
 
Looks like JB is positioning himself to be in the running for chief of the "big brain" tribe. JK.

On that topic, since you get to fish some of the finest trout water in the world, maybe you can help us prove that those surroundings make one smarter.

I actually used to live within five miles of the Schuylkill (pronounced "skookul", in Norristown, PA. I will defend it for the rest of my life as a beautiful area, although I would prefer to buy a home in West Conshohocken. (south of the river)

Some of you may already know this, but a displaced Beluga whale was recently noticed in the Schuylkill, closer to downtown Philly.

JBinUTAH 05-12-2005 05:17 AM

Re: What's a Kill?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BigCliff
Some of you may already know this, but a displaced Beluga whale was recently noticed in the Schuylkill, closer to downtown Philly.

I resemble that.


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