- " 'Tis because there's a new hand come among us," said Jonathan Kail. - "Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman", Thomas Hardy.
- Still the mensuration went on till one day, when in the kail- yard behind the teachers house, Burns met a young lass, who set his heart on fire, and put an end to mensuration. - "Robert Burns", Principal Shairp.
- For they all knew as well as he did, that his sermon was only " cauld kail het again." - "Alec Forbes of Howglen", George MacDonald.