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quadrille Tweet Definition of quadrille Like Definition of quadrille on Facebook
noun
  1. A dance originating from the mid 1700s with four dancers forming a square, rather much like the modern square dance.
1891The movements of the other women were more or less similar to Tess's, the whole bevy of them drawing together like dancers in a at the completion of a sheaf by each, every one placing her sheaf on end against those of the rest, till a shock, or 'stitch' as it was here called, of ten or a dozen was formed. " Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=344004731&tag=Hardy,+Thomas:+Tess+of+the+d'Urbervilles,+1891&query=quadrille&id=HarTess? Part 2.
  1. A card game from the 1700s.
1812It now first struck her that she was selected from among her sisters as worthy of being the mistress of Hunsford Parsonage, and of assisting to form a table at Rosings, in the absence of more eligible visitors. " Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=80823677&tag=Austen,+Jane:+Pride+and+Prejudice,+1796-1812&query=quadrille&id=AusPrid Chapter 17
  1. Quadrille ruled graph paper, quad paper.
quart Tweet Definition of quart Like Definition of quart on Facebook
noun
  1. A unit of liquid capacity equal to two pints; one-fourth (quarter) of a gallon. Equivalent to 1.136 liters in the UK and 0.946 liter (liquid quart) or 1.101 liters (dry quart) in the U.S.
quint Tweet Definition of quint Like Definition of quint on Facebook
noun
  1. (music) an interval of one fifth
  2. (in piquet) a sequence of five playing cards of the same suit; equivalent to a straight flush in poker
    1. a quin or quintuplet
    2. quinte; In fencing, the fifth fencer in parrying or attacking position.
quoit Tweet Definition of quoit Like Definition of quoit on Facebook
noun
  1. a flat disc of metal or stone thrown at a target in the game of quoits
  2. a ring of rubber or rope similarly used in the game of deck-quoits
  3. the flat stone covering a cromlech

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