_kantle_

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quintal nthat's a fine _kantle_ of fish you got yourself into"- meaning, you got yourself in trouble. My infromant told me that as a boy of 12, as he and his younger brother were playing [reverse] catch ball, the ball accidentally went through the kitchen. His grandfather in the kitchen at the time ran out to the boys and said "now that's a fine kantle of fish you got yourself into now, just wait till your mother gets home.YesDICT CENUsed I and SupUsed INot used[see 'kintle', 'quintal etc.]Newfoundland Folklore Survey Card. Reverse of card is Q_1305

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