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Quaternary Tweet Definition of Quaternary Like Definition of Quaternary on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (geology) The geological period of the Cenozoic Era immediately following the Tertiary. It is subdivided into the Pleistocene and the Holocene Epochs.
     
quench Tweet Definition of quench Like Definition of quench on Facebook
verb (quench, es)
  1. To satisfy, especially an actual or figurative thirst.
The library quenched her thirst for knowledge.
  1. To extinguish or put out (as a fire or light.)
Then the MacManus? went down. The sudden of the white light was how I knew it. -- Saul Bellow
  1. To cool rapidly by dipping into a bath of coolant, as a blacksmith quenching hot iron.
The swordsmith quenched the sword in an oil bath so that it wouldn't shatter.
     
quicksilver Tweet Definition of quicksilver Like Definition of quicksilver on Facebook
noun 
  1. The metal mercury.
  2. (colloquial) An amalgam of mercury and tin applied to the backs of mirrors, quicksilvering.
verb 
  1. To overlay with quicksilver.
  2. To treat with quicksilver.
adjective 
  1. unpredictable, Unpredictable, erratic or fickle; mercurial.
     

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