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 for K
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  K \K\, (k[=a]),
     the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal
     consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the
     Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early
     period of the language. It came into the Latin from the
     Greek, which received it from a Ph[oe]nician source, the
     ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is
     most nearly related to c, g, h (which see).
  
     Note: In many words of one syllable k is used after c, as in
           crack, check, deck, being necessary to exhibit a
           correct pronunciation in the derivatives, cracked,
           checked, decked, cracking; since without it, c, before
           the vowels e and i, would be sounded like s. Formerly,
           k was added to c in certain words of Latin origin, as
           in musick, publick, republick; but now it is omitted.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 240, 178, 179,
           185.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mute \Mute\, n.
     1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability,
        unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically:
        (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from
            early life, is unable to use articulate language; a
            deaf-mute.
        (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
        (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to
            speak.
        (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is
            selected for his place because he can not speak.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent
        letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech
        formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the
        passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other
        material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect
        position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument,
        in order to deaden or soften the tone.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  k
      adj 1: denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
             [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, k]
      n 1: the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under
           the Systeme International d'Unites [syn: kelvin, K]
      2: a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali
         metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently
         with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring
         in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite [syn:
         potassium, K, atomic number 19]
      3: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn:
         thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G,
         grand, thou, yard]
      4: a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes [syn: kilobyte,
         K, KB, kB]
      5: a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes [syn: kilobyte,
         kibibyte, K, KB, kB, KiB]
      6: the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: K, k]
      7: street names for ketamine [syn: K, jet, super acid,
         special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  K
   /K/, n.
  
      [from kilo-] A kilobyte. Used both as a spoken word and a written suffix
      (like meg and gig for megabyte and gigabyte). See quantifiers.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  K
  
      kilo-, a kilobyte.  Used both as a spoken word and
     a written suffix, like meg and gig for megabyte and
     gigabyte.
  
     See prefix.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-09-29)
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  K is a consonant that we get from the Greeks, but it can be traced
  away back beyond them to the Cerathians, a small commercial nation
  inhabiting the peninsula of Smero.  In their tongue it was called
  _Klatch_, which means "destroyed."  The form of the letter was
  originally precisely that of our H, but the erudite Dr. Snedeker
  explains that it was altered to its present shape to commemorate the
  destruction of the great temple of Jarute by an earthquake, _circa_
  730 B.C.  This building was famous for the two lofty columns of its
  portico, one of which was broken in half by the catastrophe, the other
  remaining intact.  As the earlier form of the letter is supposed to
  have been suggested by these pillars, so, it is thought by the great
  antiquary, its later was adopted as a simple and natural -- not to say
  touching -- means of keeping the calamity ever in the national memory. 
  It is not known if the name of the letter was altered as an additional
  mnemonic, or if the name was always _Klatch_ and the destruction one
  of nature's puns.  As each theory seems probable enough, I see no
  objection to believing both -- and Dr. Snedeker arrayed himself on
  that side of the question.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  K-Bar Ranch, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas
     Population (2000):    350
     Housing Units (2000): 116
     Land area (2000):     3.410505 sq. miles (8.833167 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.410505 sq. miles (8.833167 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            38518
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             27.996465 N, 97.922898 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      K-Bar Ranch, TX
      K-Bar Ranch
      K, TX
      K
  

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