Ked


Ked
Ked proprietary name of a brand of canvas sneakers, 1917, registered by United States Rubber Co., N.Y.
We wanted to call it Peds, but ... it came too close to ... other brand names. So we batted it around for awhile and decided on the hardest-sounding letter in the alphabet, K, and called it Keds, that was in 1916. [J.Healey, in R.L. Cohen, "Footwear Industry," x.93]

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  • Ked — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ked — or KED may refer to: * Keds (shoes), a brand of footwear * Kendrick Extrication Device * Hippoboscidae …   Wikipedia

  • KED — ist die Abkürzung für: Kartoffel Ei Diät, eine Ernährung, die alle lebensnotwendigen Aminosäuren in ausreichender Menge enthält und speziell bei Niereninsuffizienz empfohlen wird Krisenintervention im Einsatzdienst Kendrick Extrication Device,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ked — adj., itk. d.s., e; være ked af det …   Dansk ordbog

  • ked — ˈked noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : sheep ked …   Useful english dictionary

  • ked — /ked/, n. sheeptick. [1560 70; earlier cade, of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • ked- —     ked     English meaning: to smoke, fume     Deutsche Übersetzung: “rauchen, rußen”     Material: O.Ind. kadru “brown”, perhaps also kadamba m. “Nauclea cadamba, ein tree with orangefarbenen Blũten” and küdamba m. “eine Gansart with… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • ked — broo·ked; ked; ked·dah; ked·ger·ee; ked·lock; na·ked·ize; na·ked·ly; na·ked·ness; un·ked; na·ked; dis·jas·ked; gla·ked; mother na·ked·ness; …   English syllables

  • KED — Kendrick extrication device * * * ked ked n SHEEP KED * * * (ked) the sheep tick, Melophagus ovinus …   Medical dictionary

  • ked- — To go, yield. 1. Lengthened grade form *kēd . cease, cede, cession; abscess, accede, access, ancestor, antecede, concede, decease, exceed, ince …   Universalium


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