Kimble, a W. county of Texas, drained by the head waters of Llano river; area, about 1,400 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 72. It has a rugged surface, with an alternation of narrow valleys and rocky highlands, and abounds in limestone and other building materials. The soil is of good quality, but better adapted to grazing than tillage. Good timber is abundant.
Kimhi, Or Kimchi, David, a Hebrew scholar of southern France, born probably at Nar-bonne, flourished in that city in the earlier part of the 13th century. He was the son of Rabbi Joseph Kimhi, a distinguished Biblical commentator, and the younger brother of Moses Kimhi, an eminent grammarian. Both of them were eclipsed by David, whose exegetical and linguistic writings are to this day considered standard works by Hebrew students. They include a Hebrew grammar (Sepher mikh-lol, Constantinople, 1532; Venice, 1545, &c), a Hebrew dictionary (Sepher hashshorashim, Naples, 1491; Venice, 1529, &c), a defence of Maimonides, and commentaries on the prophets, the Psalms, and some other portions of the Scriptures, which have appeared in various Bible editions.
Kincardineshire, Or The Mearns, a maritime county of Scotland, bordering on Aberdeenshire, Forfarshire, and the North sea; area, 394 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 34,651. Geographically the county is divided into the Grampians or hill district, Deeside, the valley or "howe" of the Mearns, and the coast side. Mount Battock, the highest point of the Grampians in Kincardineshire, is 2,500 ft. high. The principal rivers are the Dee, North Esk, Bervie, and Dye. The county is mainly agricultural. There are manufactures of linen and of a peculiar kind of woollen tartan wares of beautiful workmanship. On the coast there are about a dozen fishing villages. Capital, Stonehaven.
See Infant Schools.
See Ling, Peter henrik.
King And Queen, an E. county of Virginia, bounded S. W. by Mattapony and York rivers, and E. by the Piankatank; area, 335 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 9,709, of whom 5,488 were colored. The surface is moderately uneven. The soil is not very fertile, but may be improved by the application of marl, of which the county contains large quantities. The chief productions in 1870 were 28,172 bushels of wheat, 204,906 of Indian corn, 19,771 of oats, and 30,733 lbs. of butter. There were 770 horses, 1,600 milch cows, 1,289 working oxen, 1,830 other cattle, 2,036 sheep, and 5,754 swine. Capital, King and Queen Court House.
See Abyssinia, vol. i., p. 46.
King Of Bashan Og, one of the two kings of the Amorites who withstood the invasion of the Israelites under Moses. He was utterly defeated at Edrei, his threescore cities were taken, and his kingdom was given to the half tribe of Manasseh. He was a giant, his iron bedstead, which was kept in Rabbath-Amnion, being 9 cubits long and 4 broad. Many stories in regard to his great size are also found in rabbinical and Mohammedan writers.