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quadrumanous Tweet Definition of quadrumanous Like Definition of quadrumanous on Facebook
adjective
  1. having four feet whose first digits are opposable; applies to all non-human primates
quadruped Tweet Definition of quadruped Like Definition of quadruped on Facebook
noun
  1. a four-footed animal
  2. a mammal ambulating on all fours
quarter Tweet Definition of quarter Like Definition of quarter on Facebook
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
quill Tweet Definition of quill Like Definition of quill on Facebook
noun
  1. The main shaft of a feather
  2. A pen made from a feather
  3. Figuratively, any pen.
He picked up his quill and wrote a poem.
  1. A sharp pointed, barbed and easily detached needle-like structure that grows on the skin of a porcupine as a defense against predators.

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