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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  K \K\, (k[=a]),
     the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal
     consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the
     Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early
     period of the language. It came into the Latin from the
     Greek, which received it from a Ph[oe]nician source, the

     ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is
     most nearly related to c, g, h (which see).
     Note: In many words of one syllable k is used after c, as in
           crack, check, deck, being necessary to exhibit a
           correct pronunciation in the derivatives, cracked,
           checked, decked, cracking; since without it, c, before
           the vowels e and i, would be sounded like s. Formerly,
           k was added to c in certain words of Latin origin, as
           in musick, publick, republick; but now it is omitted.
           [1913 Webster]
     Note: See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 240, 178, 179,
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Mute \Mute\, n.
     1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability,
        unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically:
        (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from
            early life, is unable to use articulate language; a
        (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
        (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to
        (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is
            selected for his place because he can not speak.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent
        letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech
        formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the
        passage of the breath; as, {p}, {b}, {d}, {k}, {t}.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other
        material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect
        position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument,
        in order to deaden or soften the tone.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj : denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units [syn:
              {thousand}, {a thousand}, {one thousand}, {1000}, {m}]
       n 1: the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under
            the Systeme International d'Unites [syn: {kelvin}]
       2: a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali
          metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently
          with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms
          occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and
          sylvite [syn: {potassium}, {atomic number 19}]
       3: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn:
          {thousand}, {one thousand}, {1000}, {M}, {chiliad}, {G}, {grand},
           {thou}, {yard}]
       4: a unit of information equal to one thousand (1024) bytes
          [syn: {kilobyte}, {KB}]
       5: the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
       6: street names for ketamine [syn: {jet}, {super acid}, {special
          K}, {honey oil}, {green}, {cat valium}, {super C}]

From Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001) [jargon]:

  K /K/ n. [from {kilo-}] A kilobyte. Used both as a spoken word and a
     written suffix (like {meg} and {gig} for megabyte and gigabyte). See

From Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001) [jargon]:

  k- pref. [rare; poss fr. `kilo-' prefix] Extremely. Rare among hackers,
     but quite common among crackers and {warez d00dz} in compounds such as
     `k-kool' /K'kool'/, `k-rad' /K'rad'/, and `k-awesome' /K'aw`sm/. Also
     used to intensify negatives; thus, `k-evil', `k-lame', `k-screwed', and
     `k-annoying'. Overuse of this prefix, or use in more formal or technical
     contexts, is considered an indicator of {lamer} status.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

           {kilo-}, a {kilobyte}.  Used both as a spoken word and
          a written suffix, like {meg} and {gig} for {megabyte} and
          See {prefix}.
          [{Jargon File}]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) [gaz-place]:

  K-Bar Ranch, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas
     Population (2000):    350
     Housing Units (2000): 116
     Land area (2000):     3.410505 sq. miles (8.833167 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.410505 sq. miles (8.833167 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            38518
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             27.996465 N, 97.922898 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      K-Bar Ranch, TX
      K-Bar Ranch
      K, TX

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