Kir vs Kier - What's the difference?

kir | kier |

As a symbol kir

is the iso 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for kiribati.

As a noun kier is

a bleaching vat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia kir)


(en noun)
  • A cocktail made with a measure of topped up with white wine.
  • Derived terms

    * kir royal


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    Alternative forms

    * keir


    (en noun)
  • A bleaching vat.
  • * 1934 , Harry Bennett, Two Thousand Formulas, Recipes & Trade Secrets: The Classic “Do-It-Yourself” Book of Practical Everyday Chemistry , page 265,
  • The oil is added to the saturated liquor, which is afterwards introduced into the kier . There is no change required in the bleaching operation.
  • * 1999 , Samir Ranjan Karmakar, Chemical Technology In The Pre-Treatment Processes Of Textiles , Elsevier, page 65,
  • The traditional sequence of pre-treatment is shortened by single stage bleaching, where kiers are still in use.
  • * 2007 , Sarah Tarlow, The Archaeology of Improvement in Britain, 1750-1850 , Cambridge University Press, page 166,
  • Inside the typically long, narrow bleaching crofts were cisterns for bleaching cotton yarn, now represented by sunken stone tanks, and sealed vats called ‘kiers'’ for bleaching cloth. The ' kiers would have been two storeys high and made of metal, but now all that remains are the footings and brackets that show where they once stood (2004: 99).


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