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noun (qindarka, pl2=qintars)
  1. (plural: qindarka or qintars) An Albanian coin equal to one hundredth of a lek.
  2. (plural: qintars) A unit of measure, which varies in value depending upon the product measured; for example, a qintar of cotton might be 160 kg of cotton, 50 kg of cotton lint; a qintar of lime, 65 kg.
    • 2002: Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila S. Blair, Islam: A Thousand Years of Faith and Power
    • :For all its squalor qintars and qintars of gold dust are traded there.
    • 2005: Muhammad Khalid Masud, Rudolph Peters, David Stephan Powers, Dispensing Justice in Islam: Qadis and their judgments
    • :... who offered 190 piasters per year for rent, 20 piasters more than the other, plus half a of pomegranates.
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noun
  1. A bronze coin of the Roman republic worth <math>1/4</math> of an as.
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noun
  1. Any one of four equal parts into which something has been divided.
  2. (United States and Canada) A coin worth 25 cents.
  3. A period of three consecutive months.
  4. A section or area (of a town, etc.).
  5. An old English measure of corn, containing 8 bushels.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, p. 204.
    • : One of these is 1 Hen. V, cap. 10, defining the of corn to be eight struck bushels, and putting fines on purveyors who take more.
      1. Mercy or pity shown to a defeated opponent
    • "Sir, they have asked for ." "Have they? Well, we will give no ."
      1. An old English measure of cloth, nine inches or four nails
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noun (quetzals)
  1. A trogon of the genus Pharomacrus, especially the resplendent quetzal P. mocinno, with very long tail feathers, found in Guatemala and Costa Rica.
  2. A monetary unit used in Guatemala, equal to 100 centavos.

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