- Then, too, machinery has one thing in common with man: they occasionally get out of kilter at the very time you expect most from them. - "The Prairie Mother", Arthur Stringer.
- Aunt Atossa did not like being " caught in a kilter," so she went out of her way to be disagreeable. - "Anne Of The Island", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- Nothin' was out of kilter but her legs, and only one of 'em at that. - "Flower of the Dusk", Myrtle Reed.