kibe (n.) Old form(s): kybe, kybes
chilblain, inflamed heel
Ham V.i.139[Hamlet to Horatio] the toe of the peasant comes so near the heel of the courtier he galls his kibe [i.e. so as to annoy him]
KL I.v.9[Fool to Lear] If a man's brains were in's heels, were't not in danger of kibes?
MW I.iii.29[Pistol to Falstaff] let kibes ensue [punning on 'out at heels']
Tem II.i.281[Antonio to Sebastian, of conscience] If 'twere a kibe, / 'Twould put me to my slipper
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