Tuesday, 22 September 2015


The kine are gathered by the bridge. Do you think they look like cows? You'd be right. The word kine has fallen out of use but it is the plural of cow and one of the rare words in English that has no letters in common with its singular form. The only other ones I can think of are -  I/we and me/us.
The bridge is over Kirkby Pool, another name to confuse because it isn't actually a pool but a river.  I thought I had a photo of  it with he traffic sign indicating vehicles keep to a 5mph limited over the bridge and only cross one at a time but could only find this side view.  The building to the left is Moss House Farm, maybe the kine are from there. 
Lets take a closer look at this one with the cute kink in its coat between its eyes. 

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at K here


Hildred said...

In my ancient past I knew this word and it's reference to a herd of cows...

photowannabe said...

I haven't heard that word in a long time. Perfect choice.
I love the pattern of hide on the cow.

Trubes said...

That's a new word to me, never to old to learn something new!
I like the cow with the unusual weave of hair between it's ears,
It looks like a Jersey cow to me.

Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

great word! did not know it.

fredamans said...

Lovely cow. I love her eyelashes, so long!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know this word either. The photos are all very nice.

Melody Steenkamp said...

I didn't know that word.... not that strange considering i'm not English ;-)

I loved your entry though!

Have a nice abc-week / day
♫ Mel☺dy ♫

Gattina said...

Pretty cows ! and beautiful landscape !