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place; to reposit ; to apply: — to propose; to
state ; to offer : — to reduce.

POt [put, S. P. J. E. F. Ja. ; put or piit, TV.], v. n.
To germinate ; to bud : — to steer a vessel.

PDt [put, S. IV. P E. F. K. Sm. ; put, Ja.\, re. A
rustic; a clown :-^ a game at cards. — Put-off, a
shift ; an evasion.

PO'TAN-lSyM, re. The trade of a prostitute.

Pu'TA-TlvE, a. Supposed ; reputed ; nut real.

POt'-off, /(. An excuse ; evasion ; delay.

PV-trEd'i-xoOs, a. Stinking; rotten; putrid.

Pu-TRE-FAC'TION, 71. Act of putrefying or grow-
ing rotten : rottenness.

PO-TRE-FAC'TiVE, a. Causing putrefaction.

Pu'tre-fy, K. a. To make rotten. — v. n. To rot
Pu-TRiis'CENCE, n. State of rotting; rottennesa.
Py-TREs'cENT, a. Growing rotten ; putrid.
Py-TRi3s'ci-BLE, a. That may putrefy.
Pu'trid, a. Rotten ; corrupt ; putrescent.
PiJ'TRiD-NESS or Pv-tri'd'i-ty, 71. Rottenuess.
POt'ter, re. One who puts.
PDt'ty, re. A kind of cement used by glaziers.
Puz'ZLE, V. a. To perplex ; to confound.

Syre. — Puzzled by difficult questions ; perplexed
by conflicting opinions ; coTifounded by what is

Ptiz' ZLE, V. 71. To be bewildered or awkward.

Puz'ZLE, re. Embarrassment ; perplexity : — a toy.

Puz'ZLE-HEAD-ED, a. Bewildered.

Pijz'ZLER, 71. One who puzzles.

P0z-Z9-la'na, re. See PozzuoLAPfA.

Pye, 11. See Pib.

Pye'EALD, a. See Piebald.

Py'&arg, n. A kind of white-tailed eagle.

PV'G-Mii'AN [pig-ine'sin, S. W. Ja. K. Sm. C. ; pig'-
me-an, F.J,a. Belonging to a pygmy ; dwarfish.

Pyg-'my, re. A dwarf; any thing very little.

PSg'my, a. Dwarfish ; small ; little ; pygmean.

Py-lo'rus, 77. The lower orifice of the stomach.

PifR'A-CANTH, re. A plant; a kind of thorn.

Pvr'a-mid, 77. A solid figure standing on a regular
base, and ending in a point at the top.

Py-rAm'i-dal, a. Having the form of a pyramid.

PJR-A-MiD'lc, ) a. Relating to, or formed like,

P?R-A-MiD'i-CAL, j a pyramid.

Pyr-a-MID'I-cal-ly, ad. In form of a pyramid.

Pyre, re. A funeral pile ; a pile to be burnt.

Py-ret'ics, 71. pi. (^Med.) Medicines for fevers.

Pyr-e-tol'q-^-y, 77. _ A treatise on fevers.

Pi'R'iTE,™. ;pL PYR'Ites. (^Min.) The fire-stone ;
a sulphuret of iron or other metal.

Py-rI'te§ [pe-rl't5z, S. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm.; pe-rl'-
tez or pir'e-t5z, /r. P.], 77. [L.J (Miii.) A sul-
phuret of copper and iron ; tlie fire-stone ; pyrite.

Py-rit'ic, a. Relating to |)yrite or pyrites.

P^'r'i-tous, a. Relating to pyrite ; pyrltic.

Pyr-o-lTg'ne-oDs, ) a. Noting an acid obtained

Pyr-P-lTg'nic, \ by distilling wood.

Py-ROL'p-9^Y, re. A treatise on fire or heat.

PJ'R'p-MAN-CY [pir'o-man-se, fV. J. F. Sm. ; pl'-
ro-man-se, S. E. Ja. K. ; pe-rom'an-se or pir'o-
nian-se. P.], 7i. Divination by fire.

Pyr-P-Man'tic, a. Divining by means of fire.

Py r6ivi'e-ter,m. An instrument to measure heat,
or the expansion of bodies by heat.

Py-r6ph'p-rus, 77. A substance wliich spontane-
ously takes fire when exposed to air.

PvR'p-scoPE, 77. An instrument for measuring
the intensity of radiating heat.

PvR-p-TiJfiH'Nic, j a. ,, Relating ,to, pyrotech-

Pi'R-p-TEjeH'Nj-CAL, \ 'nics or fire\Vorks.

PvR-p-TEeH'NiCsj Art of fireworks.

PfR-p-TiiBH'NisT, re. One skilful in pyrotechnics.

Pvr'p-te£H-ny [pir'o-tek-ne, fV. P. J. F. Sm. ;
pi'rp-tek-ne, S. E. Ja. K.], n. The ait of man-
aging fire and fireworks ; pyrotechnics.

Py-r6t'ic, re. (Med.) A caustic medicine.

PJR'px-ENE, re. {Mill.) Augito.

PV'r'RHIC, 77. An ancient military dance.

PfR'RHp-Ni^M (pir'o-iuzm), re. The doctrine of
the philosopher Pyrrho ; scepticism.

Pyr'RHO-nist, 71. A followerof Pyrrho ; a sceptic.

P¥'RUS,n. [L.] (Bo£.) A genus of trees ; pear-tree.

Pv'-THSG-p-Rii'AN,7i. A follower of Pythagoras.

Py-thSg p-Rii'AN, a. Relating to Pyliiagoras.

PV-ThXg'p-RI^M, re. The doctrine of I\vtliagoras.

Pf TU'l-AN, a. Relating to Pythia, the priestess of
Apollo, or to Grecian games celebrated in honor
of the Pythian Apollo, at Delphi.

PvTH'p-NESS [pith'(?-ni;s, K. Sm. fVb. ; pT'th9-nes,
Ja.], re. The priestess of Apollo:— a sort of

P\x, 77. The box in which Catholics keep the host.

MlEN,aiR; m6ve,n<3r, s5n; bOll, bur,.rDlj:. — 9, 9, g,soft; e,ei,^,^,hard; §asz; 3fa«gz: this.
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Qa consonant, is always followed by u ; and qu
; is commonly pronounced like kw, as in quail.
— Q is used as an abbreviation for question, queen,
and query.
Q,uXCK, V. n. To cry like a duck : — to boast.
Quack, n. The cry of a duck: — a vain pretender
to the science of medicine ; an empiric.

Syn. — Q,uack, empiric, mountebank, and charla-
tan are terms applied, in the first place, to vain
pretenders to medical knowledge, and, in the
next place, to boastful pretenders in other depart-
ments of science.

Quack, a. Falsely pretending to cure diseases ;
partaking of nostrum ; as, a quack medicine.

Quack'er-y, n. False pretensions to a knowl-
edge of physic ; practice of a quack.

Q,uXck'ish', a. Boasting like a quack ; trickish.

ClUAC'KLE, V. a. & n. To almost choke.

(iUAD-RA-(^iis'l-M:A(kwbd-ra-jes'e-ma),?i. [L./or-
tieth.] The season of Lent, being forty days: —
the first Sunday m Lent.

QuAD-RA-(^Es'!-MAL, M. An offering formerly
made to the mother church, on Midlent Sunday.

dUAD-RA-qtES'l-MAL (kwod-r^-jes'e-infil), a. Re-
lating to Lent ; lenten.

Q,uad'rXn-GLE (kwod'rang-gl), n. A square.

Quad-ran'gu-lar, a. Having four right angles.

Q.UAd'rant (kwod'rjnt) [kwa'drant, S. f¥. F. Ja.
K. ; kwod'rant, P. J. Sin.],n. A quarter: — a
quarter of a circle : — an instrument with which
altitudes are taken. , [a circle.

Q,UA-drant'al, a. Included in the fourth part of

Q.U AD'rat (kwod'r^t), n. A square piece of metal,
used to fill up a space in printing.

Q.UAD'rate (kwod'rat), a. Square ; having four
equal sides.

Quad' rate (kwSd'rjt), 71. A square.

Quad'rAte (kwod'rat), v. n. To suit; to corre-
spond ; to be fitted to.

QUA-DRAT'lc, a. Including a square.

Quad'ra-ture (kwod'ra-tur), n. The act of
squaring : a quadrate ; a square. — Quadrature of
the circle, a celebrated mathematical problem.

Quad-ren'ni-al, a. Happening every four years.

Quad'ri-ble (kwod're-bl), a. That may be

Quad-R!-l5t'er-al (kwod-re-lat'er-?l), a. Hav-
ing four sides.

Quad-ri-i,it'er-a.l (kwod-re-lit'er-Eil), a. Hav-
ing four letters.

Qua-drille' (ka-dril'),n. [Fr.] A game at cards :
— a dance.

Quad-rill'ion (kwod-rTl'yun), n. The fourth
power of a million.

Quad-ri-no'mi-al, a. Having four terms.

QuA-DRiP'AR-TiTE, a. Having four parts.

Quad-ri-par-ti'tion (kwod-re-pjr-tish'un), n. A
division by four, or the taking of the fourth part.

QUAD-RiPH'vL-LOijs, a. Having four leaves.

Quad'rj-reme (kwod're-rem), n. A galley with
four banks of oars.

Quad-ri-svl'la-ble (kwod-), n. A word of
four syllables.

Quad'r!-val,ve§ (kwod're-valvz), n. ;jZ. Doors
with four folds.

Qua-driv'i-al, a. Having four ways meeting.

Quad-roon' (kw9d-r6n'), n. The offspring of a
mulatto woman by a white man.

QuAD-RiI'MA-NA, ?!. pi. [L.j (Zoiil.) Four-
handed animals or mammals, as apes, &,c.

Quad'ru-mane (kwod'ni-man), n. A mammal
having four hands, as a monkey.

Quad-rO'ma-noOs, a. Having four hands.

Quad'ru-ped (kw6d'ru-ped), n. A four-footed
animal ; a mammal having four feet.

Quad'ru-ped (kwod-), a. Having four feet.

Quad'rO-ple (kw5d'ru-pl), a. Fourfold.

QUAD'RtI-PLE,u. a. To make four times as many,

Quad-rC'pli-cate, a. Four times repeated.

QuAD-RO'PL.i-CATE, V. a. To double twice.

Quad-rO-pli-ca'tion (kwod-ru-ple-ka'shun), n.
Act of quadruplicating ; a fourfold quantity.

QuM'RE (kwe're), v. [L.] Inquire; search. —
Often placed before something in doubt.

Quaff, v. a. & n. To drink ; to swallow.

QUAFF'ER, n. One who quaffs.

Quag, n. A shaking, wet soil ; quagmire.

QUAG'jev', a. Boggy ; soft ; not solid.

QuXg'mire, n. A soft, yielding marsh or bog.

Qua-HAUG', n. A large species of clam.

Quail (kwal), n. A bird of game.

Quail, v. n. To languish ; to sink into dejection.

Quail, v. a. To crush ; to quell ; to depress.

Quaint, a. Having petty elegance or point ; pret-
ty ; fine-spun ; odd ; affected ; fantastic.

QUAINT'LY, ad. With petty elegance ; oddly.

Quaint'ness, n. Petty elegance ; oddness.

QUAKE, V. n. To shake with cold or fear ; to trem-
ble ; to shudder; to quiver.

Quake, n. A shudder; tremulous agitation.

Quak'er, n. Cue who quakes: — one of the so-
ciety of Friends ; a Friend.

Quak'er-T§m, n. The principles of Quakers.

Quak'er-lv, a. Resembling Quakers.

Quak'ing,_7j. Trepidation.

*Qual'i-fi-AtBLE (kwol'e-fi-a-bl), a. That may
be qualified. _

*Qual-i-fi-ca'tion (kwol-e-fe-ka'shun), n. Act
of qualifying ; fitness : accomplishment.

Syn. — Qualifications for office ; fityiess for ser-
vice ; accomplishments of a gentleman or ladj'.

*Qual'!-fIed (kwol'e-fid), p. a. Having qualifi-
cation; fit: — modified; limited; partial.

*QUAL'l-Fi-ER (kwol'e-ft-er), n. He or that which
modifies or qualifies.

*QUAL'I-FY (kwol'e-fl) [kwol'e-fi, tV. P.J. F. .Ja.
Sm. fVb. ; kwal'e-fi, S. E.\, v. a. To make fit or
capable ; to fit : — to abate ; to soften ; to modify.

*Qual'!-TV (kwol'e-te), n. Inherent or essential
nature ; nature relatively considered ; property ;
disposition ; temper ; character : — distinction ;
fashion ; rank : — persons of rank.

*Qoalm (kwam or kwam) [kwam, P. J. Ja. Sm.
Wb. ; kwam, W. E. F.\, n. A sud'len fit of sick-
ness ; a sudden seizure of sickly languor; nausea.

*Qualm'ish (kwam'ish), a. Seized with languor.

Quan-da'rv (kwon-da're or kwou'da-re) [kwon-
da're, S. W. P. J. E. F. '.fa. K. Sm. ; kwon'dfi-re,
C. fVb. Maunder], n. A doubt; a difliculty.

Quan'ti-ty (kwon'te-t?) [kvvbn'te-te, IV. P. J.
F. Ja. Sm. ; kwan'te-te, S. E.\, n. That property
of any tiling that may be increased or diiniuislied ;
mass; bulk; weight; a portion ; amount; meas-
ure; deal. — (Gram.) The measure of a syllable
— (Mas.) The duration of a note or syllable.
Quan'tum (kwon'tum), n. [L.] Quantity;

Quan'tum suffi-cit, [L.J A sufficient quantity.
Quar-an-tine' (kwor-an-t5n'), n. Space of forty
days: — a prohibition from intercourse and com-
merce, imposed on a ship suspected of infection.
QUAR-AN-TiNE' (kwSr-au-tSu'), v.a. To put under

quarantine; to restrain from intercourse.
QUAR'REL (kwor'rel), n. A breach of concord ; a
brawl ; a scuffle ; a dispute ; a contest ; a feud.

Syn. — Quarrel is a general term for an angry

or hostile contest, however conducted ; a violent

scuffle between two persons ; a noisy brawl ; an

angry dispute; a violent affray; a deadly /cut/.

QUAR'REL (kwor'rel), v. n. To debate ; to scuffle.

Aj E, I, o, u, Y, long; X, f.,'i, 6, (5, y, short ; A, E, 1, p, y, Y, obscure.— FA.R1E:, FAR, FAST, ALL; h£ir, lliER.;




Q.UAR'REL-LER (kwor'-), n. One who quarrels.
Uuar'rel-loijs (kwor'rel-us), a. Quarrelsome.
Cil'AR'REL-soME (kwor'rel-suni), a. Inclined to

quarrel ; contentious ; petulant ; testy.
Quar'rel-some-ly (kwor'-), ad. Petulantly.
GIuar'rel-s5iie-nEss rkwor'-), 71. Petulance.
Q.uar'ry (kwor're), n. A place where stone, slate,

or chalk is dug ; a mine or pit of stone : — game.
Q.uar'ry (kw5r're), v, a. To dig out of a quarry.
dUART, n. The fourth part of a gallon ; a vessel.
Quar'tan, a. Coming every fourth day.
Q.UAR'tan-a'gue, n. An intermittent fever or

ague which returns every fourth day.
Q.UAR-TA'TipN, n. Act of quartering.
Quar'ter, n. A fourth part: — a region; a sta-
tion : — mercy granted : — a measure of eight
bushels. — PI. Stations or lodgings for soldiers.
dtTAR'TER, V. n. To abide, as in quarters.
Quar'ter, v. a. To divide into four parts: —
to station soldiers ; to lodge : — to punish by
QuAR'TER-AqTE, n, A quarterly allowance.
Quar'ter-Day, n. A day which begins or ends

a quarter, and on which rent is paid.
Quar'ter-Deck, n. The short upper deck of a

ship, between the main and mizzen masts.
QUAR'TER-iNG, n. An appointment of quarters.
Q.uar'Ter-ly, n. A periodical publication issued

once a quarter,
Quar'ter-ly, a. Occurring four times a year.
Quar'ter-ly, ad. Once in a quarter of a year.
Quar'ter-Mas'ter, n. An officer who regu-
lates the quarters and provisions of soldiers.
Quar'tern, n. The fourth part of a pint ; a gill.
Quar'tern, a. Applied to a four-pound loaf.
Quar'ter-Ses'sionj, A kind of court of law.
Q.Uar'ter-staff, n. A staff of defence.
Q.UAR-TET', n. [quartette, Fr.J A piece of music

for four performers : — a stanza of four lines.
Quar'tile, n. An aspect of two planets, when

they are 90 degrees distant from each other.
Guar'to, 71. ; p/. quar'to^ or quar'toe^. a

book in^ which every leaf is a quarter of a sheet.
Quar'to, a. Having four leaves in a sheet.
Quartz, ji. A hard, silicious stone ; rock-crystal.
Quart'zose, Quart'zv, a. Relating to quartz.
Quash (kwosh) [kwSsh, iS. W. J. Ja. K. Sm. fVb. ;
kwash, P. E. F,], v. a. To crush; to squeeze:
— to annul ; to make void.
Quash (kwosh), n. A pumpkin; a squash.
QCTA'SI, [L.] As if ; just as if ; almost.
QUASS or Quas, n. A mean sort of fermented

liquor, used by the peasants of Russia.
Quas-sa'tion, n. The act of shaking.
QUAS'si A (kwosh'e-a), n. A medicinal bitter.
QuA'TER-Coii^'lN^ (ka'ter-kiiz'znz), 7j. />/. Per-
sons within the first four degrees of kindred.
QuA-TER'NA-RV,a. Consisting of four. — 77. Four.
QuA-TER'\i-ON, n. Four: — four soldiers.
tQUA-TER'Ni-TY, 71. The number four.
Quat'rain (kwot'ran), 71. A stanza of four lines

rhyming alternately.
GUA'VER, V. 71. To shake the voice ; to vibrate.
Quaver, n. A shake of the voice: — a musical

note, equal to half a crotchet.

Quay (ke) [ke, fV. P. J. E. F. Ja. Sm. Wb. ; ka,

S j, 77, A mole, wharf, or artificial bank by the

side of the sea or a river, for loading, &c. ; a key.

Quay' AGE (ke'^j), 77, Money paid for the use ofa

quay , wharfage.
Qiieach'y, a. Shaking; quaggy; yielding.
Quean (kwen), 71. A worthless woman.
QUEA'^I-Nliss, 77. Sickness of the stomach.
QuiiA sy (kvve'ze), a. Sick with nausea ; squeam-
ish , fastidious ; delicate.
Queen, 77. The wife of a king; a female sover-
eign — V. 77, To act the queen.
QuEEN'-Dow'A-fjtER^ 77. The widow of a king
QUEiJN'LIKE or QUEEN'LY,a. Becoming a queen.
Queen'-post, 77. (^Arch.) An upright post, sup-
porting the rafters of a trussed roof.

Queer, a. Odd; droll; strange; singular.
Queer'ly, a(/. In a queer manner ; oddly.
Queer'ness, 77. Oddness; singularity.
Quell, v. a. To crush ; to subdue ; to still ; to kill.
Quell'er, 7!. One who quells or subdues.
Qi7EiQ£7£_Cifos£ (kek'shoz), 77. [Fr.] A trifle.
Quench, v. a. To extinguish ; to still ; to allay.
QuEnch, 7'. 77. To cool ; to grow cool.
Quench'a-ble, a. That may be quenched.
Quench'er, 71. One who quenches.
QUENCH'LESS, a. Unquenchable. Shak.
Quer-cTt'ron, 77. The bark of an American oak,

used for dying black.
tQiJ^ER-l-Mo'Nl-oiJS, a. Querulous ; complaining.
Que'rist, 77. One who inquires or asks questions.
Quern, 77. A hand-mill for grinding.
Quer'po, 77. A close garment ; a waistcoat.
QUER'y-LOijs, a. Habitually complaining.
QUER'u-LOiJS-Ly, ad. In a complaining manner.
QuER'u-Lous-Nfiss, 77. A habit of complaining.
Que'RY, 77. A question ; an inquiry.

Syn. — A philosophical quenj ; a question of cu-
riosity ; inquiry for information.
Que'r Y, V. n. To ask questions ; to question.
Que'RY, v. a. To examine by questions.
Quest, 77. A search ; the act of seeking.
QUES'TION (kwest'yun), 77. That which is asked,

and which requires an answer ; an interrogatory ;

an inquiry; query: — a dispute; a doubt: — a

trial : — a subject of debate.
QUES'TIQN (kwest'yun), v. a. & n. To examine

one by questions ; to doubt ; to inquire.
Ques'tion-a-ble (kwest'yun-Fi-bl), a. That may

be questioned ; disputable ; doubtful.
Ques'tion-a-ble-ness, 77. The state of being

Ques'tion-a-ry (kwest'yun-a-re), a. Inquiring.
Ques'tion-er (kwest'yun-er), 71. An inquirer.
QUES'TiQN-isT (kwest'yun-ist), 77. A questioner.
QUES'TIpN-LESS, ad. Certainly ; doubtless.
Ques'tor, 77. [quiBstor, L.] A public treasurer in

ancient Rome.
Ques'tor-ship, 77. The office of a questor.
Q,UEUE (ku), 71. [Fr.] A tie of hair. See Cue.
fQuiB, 77. A sarcasm ; a taunt ; a quip.
QuiB'BLE, 77. A cavil ; a low conceit ; sort of pun.
Quib'ble, «. 77. To cavil ; to equivocate ; to pun.
QuiB'BL^R, 77. One who quibbles ; a punster.
QuiB'BLlNG, 77. A play upon words ; cavil.
Quick, a. Living : — swift ; nimble ; speedy ; ready-
QuicK, ad. Nimbly ; speedily ; readily.
Quick, 77. The living flesh ; the sensible part.
QuicK'EN (kwik'kn), v. a. To make alive: —

to hasten ; to accelerate : to excite ; to sharpen.
QuiCK'EN (kwik'kn), v. n. To become alive.
QuiCK'EN-ER (kwlk'kn-er), 77. One who quickens.
QuicK'LiME, 77. Fresh-burnt lime.
QuTck'ly, arf. Soon; speedily; without delay.
QuicK'MATCH, 77. A match used by artillery-iiien.
Quick'ness, 77. Activity ; celerity ; speed.

Syn. — Q_uickness of apprehension; activity of

body or mind ; celerity or sTDiftness of motion ;

speed or jlectiiess of a horse ; rapidity of a stream j

velocity of lightning.
Quick'sand, 77. Moving sand ; unsolid ground.
Quick'scent-ed, a. Discovering by the smell.
QuicK'sfiT, a. Formed of living plants.
QuiCK'sET, V. a. To plant with living plants.
QulcK'SET, 77. A living plant set to grow.
QuTck'sjght-ed (77), a. Having a sharp sight.
Qu'icK'siGHT-ED-Nfiss, 77. Sharpness of sight.
QuiCK'siL-VER, 7!. Mercury ; a fluid metal.
QuTcK'wiT-TED, a. Having ready wit.
Quid, 77. Something chewed ; a cud. [ Vulgar.]
Qui d'di-ty, 77. Essence ; a trifling nisety ; a cavil :

— a scholastic term.
QutD'DLE, t'. 77. To be busy about trifles. [Local.]
(iuiu'DLER, 77. One busy about trifles. [Local.]
Quid'nDnc, 71. One curious to know every thing.
QitTf/ prS quo, [L., what for what.] Something for
somewhat ; a mutual consideration.

M2en, SIR; m6ve,N0R,S0N; bOll, BUR, rOle.— r,9, *,4«/£; je,e,c,g,/iar(/,- 5 06-z; jfosgz: THIS.




Qui-esce', v. n. To have no sound, as a letter.

Q.Ul-fis'cENCE, 71. Rest: repose; quiet.

Q.Ul-ES'cENT, a. Resting; being at rest; quiet;
silent ; having no sound, as a letter.

QuI'ET, a. Still ; peaceable ; smooth ; not ruffled ;
calm ; composed ; tranquil.

Q,uI'et, n. Rest ; repose ; peace; stillness.

Gui'ET, V. a. To calm ; to lull ; to pacify ; to still.

Qui'et-er, n. The person or thing that quiets.

Uui'et-i§m, n. The religious system of the Q.uiet-
ists, who make religion consist chiefly in devout
contemplation : — tranquillity. ,

Qui'et-Tst, n. One who adheres to Quietism.

tiui-ET-iST'lc, a. Relating to the Uuietists.

(iui'ET-LY, ad. Calmly ; peaceably ; at rest.

(iui'ET-NESS, n. State of being quiet ; stillness,

ttuI'^-TUDE, 7J. Rest; repose; tranquillity.

Qui-E'TUS,n. [L.] Final discharge ; acquittance.

QuiLL, n. A large feather of a goose, &c. ; a pen.

QuTll, v. a. To plait ; to form in plaits.

Q.uil'let, n. A subtilty ; a nicety. Shak. [r.]

UuIlt, n. A quilted cover of a bed, &c.

(itJlLT, V. a. To stitch one cloth upon another.

tiui'NA-RY, a. Consisting of five.

(iuiNCE, n. A species of tree and its fruit.

QuIn-cun'cial, a. Formed like a quincunx.

UuiN'cuNX, n. A plantation of trees, formed of
four in a square, with one in the middle.

QtriN'l-A, ) n. (Med.) A vegetable alkali, or al-

Qui-nine', \ kaline substance, obtained from Pe-
ruvian bark, much used in medicine.

Qujiv-QUA-pES' l-MA, n. [L., fiftV-l Shrove
Sunday ; the seventh Sunday before Easter.

Quin-quAn'gu-lar, a. Having five angles.

QUJN-QUAR-Tic'v-LAR, a. Consisting of five

Q.uiN-QUEN'Ni-AL, o. Happening every five years.

aulN'QUE-vXLVE, n. A shell having five valves.

QuIn-que-vXl'vu-lar, a. Having five valves.

Q.uin'§y, n. (Corrupted from squinancy.) An in-
flammatory sore throat ; cynanche.

Q.UINT, 71. A set or sequence of five. .

Uuin'tain, n. A post with a turning top, formerly
used for tilting or a pastime.

Quin'tal, n. A hundred pounds avoirdupois.

UulN'TAN, 77. A fifth-day fever or ague.

QUIN-TfiS'SENCE or Quin'tes-sence [kwin-
tSs'sens, Ja. K. Sm. R. C. Wb. ; kwin'tes-sens,
S. p! J. E. F. ; kwin'tes-sens or kwin-tes'sens,
W.], n. A fihh being: — an extract from any
thing, containing all its virtues in a small quan-
tity ; the best part ; essence. [sence.

Quiiv-TES-SEN'TIAL, o. Consisting of quintes-

Quin-tet', ) n. (Mus.) A piece of music in

Quin-tjst'to, ( five parts, or for five voices.

Q,uTn'tile, 77. An aspect of the planets, when
distant from each other the fifth of a circle.

QuiN'TlN, 77. A post. See Quintain.

Quin'tu-ple, a. Fivefold.

Quip, 77. A taunt ; a sarcasm. — v. a. To taunt.

Quire, 77. A chorus ; a choir : — a bundle of paper,
containing 24 sheets.

QuTr'is-tek, 77. A chorister. See Chorister.
Quirk, 77. A smart taunt; a conceit; a quibble.
Qu'lRK'lSH, a. Consisting of quirks, conceits, &c.
Quit, v. a. [i. quitted or quit; p;7. quitting,

QUITTED or QUIT.] To leave ; to forsake ; todis-

charge ; to repay ; to perform ; to abandon.
Quit, a. Free ; clear ; discharged from.
Qui tarn, [L.] (Law.) A term applied to penal

actions brought by common informers.
QuiT'cLAlM, 77. A release of claim by deed.
QuiT'cLAIM, V. a. To release by quitclaim.
Quite, ad. Completely; perfectly: totally.
QuiT'RENT, 77. A small rent reserved.
tQuiT'TAL, 77. A return ; a repayment. Shak
IQuiT'TANCE, 77. A discharge ; acquittance. Shak.
Quiv'er, 77. A case or sheath for arrows.
Quiv'ER, V. n. To quake ; to shiver; to shudder.
Quiv'ERED (kwiv'erd), a. Having a quiver.
Qc/7-F/Kj; (kS'vev'), 77. [Fr.] Who goes there .'

— The cry or challenge of a French sentinel.—.

To be on the qui-vice is to be on the alert.
Qulx-OT'lc, a. Like Don Quixote ; absurd.
QUix'pT-i§M, 77. Romantic and absurd notions.
Quiz, 77. An imposition ; a hoax. [Low.]
Quiz, V. a. To play a trick upon ; to hoax.
Q7to ad hue, [ L.] As to this ; to this intent.
Quo an'i-mo, [ L.] With what intention or purpose.
Q,uuD' LI-BET, n. [L.J A nice point ; a subtilty.
QuolF [kwbif, S. fV. P. J. F. K. ; kdif, E. Ja.], n.

A cap for the head. See Coif.
QuoiF'FURE, 77. A coiflTure. See Coiffure.
Quoin, 77. A corner stone or brick ; a corner.
Quoit [kwbit, S. «'. P. .). F. K. Sm. ; kbit, E. Ja.],

n. An iron or flat stone to pitch at a mark.
Quo ju're, [L.J (Law.) By what right.
Quqn'daM, a. [L.J Having been formerly.
Quo'RUM, 77. [L.J A bench of justices : — such a

number of an assembly, committee, or other body

of men, as is sufficient to do business.
Quo'ta, 77. [L.J A share ; a proportion.
Quot'a-ble, a. That may be quoted.
Quo-ta'tion, 77. Citation ; passage cited : — price.
*QuoTE [kwot, TV. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. C. ; kot, S.

P.], V. a. To cite, as an author; to adduce in tlib

words of another ; to note.
*Quot'er, 77. One who quotes ; a citer.
QuOTH (kwuth or kwoth) [kvvoth, F. Ja. K. ; koth,

S. ; kwiith or kvvoth, W. ; kbth or kiith, P. ;

kwuth, J. Sm.], verb defective. Used only m the

imperfect tense, and first and third persons ; as,

" quoth I," said I ; " quoth he," said he.
*Quo-tid'!-an [kwQ-nd'e-^n, p. J. Ja. Sm.; kwo-

tld'yan, E. F. K. ; kwo-tidzh'an, S. ; kwo-tid'je-

an, IV.], a. Happening every day ; daily.
*Qup-TiD'!-AN, 77. A fever which returns daily.
Quo'tient [kwo'shent, W. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. C. ;

ko'shent, S. P.J, 77.' (Arith.) The result of the

operation of division.
Quo War'RAN-to (kwo-wor'an-to), 77. [L.]

(Law.) A writ calling upon a person to show

by what title he holds any office, franchise, or



Ra consonant, liquid, and semi-vowel, has a
J rough sound, as in red, rose.

JRa-bate', 7). 77. To recover a hawk to the fist.

KXb'bet, v. a. To pare down, as the edge of a
board, so as to receive the edge of another.

Rab'bet, 77. A groove in the edge of a board.

Rab'bi or RXb'BI [rab'be or rab'bl, JV. F. Ja. ;
rab'be, S. J. ; rab'bl, E. Sm.], n. A Jewish
doctor, or expounder of the Jewish law.

RXb'bin, 77. The same as rabbi.

Rab-bin'ic, ) a. Relating to the rabbies or

Rab-bin'i-cal, ) their principles.

RXB'BiN-i§M, 77. The doctrines of the rabbies.

Rae'ein-ist, 77. A Jew who adhered to the doc-
trines of the Rabbins or the Talmud.

RAb'bit, 71. A small quadruped.

Rab'ble, 77. A tumultuous crowd; a mob; pop-

tRXB'BLE-MENT,77. A crowd ; a rabble. Spenser.

Rab-dol'q-^y, 77. See RHABDOLooy.

A, E, I, 6, U, Y, long; X, £, I, 6, 0, ?, short; A, E, 1, O, y, V, obscure fare, fXr, fAst, All; HEIR, HER;

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