kite (n.) Old form(s): Kytes
bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
AC III.xiii.89[Antony to Cleopatra or Thidias] Ah, you kite!
H5 II.i.73[Pistol to Nym] from the powdering tub of infamy / Fetch forth the lazar kite of Cressid's kind [i.e. whore]
JC V.i.84[Cassius to Messala] ravens, crows, and kites / Fly o'er our heads
KL I.iv.259[Lear to Gonerill] Detested kite
Mac III.iv.72[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] our monuments / Shall be the maws of kites
TS IV.i.181[Petruchio alone] these kites / That bate and beat and will not be obedient
WT II.iii.185[Antigonus to the baby] Some powerful spirit instruct the kites and ravens / To be thy nurses!
WT IV.iii.23[Autolycus alone] when the kite builds, look to lesser linen
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