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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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44014 q Q is the seventeenth letter of the English Alphabet; an articulation borrowed from the oriental ...
44015 quab QUAB, n. A fish of Russian rivers, which delights in clear water.
44016 quachilto QUACHIL'TO, n. A Brazilian fowl of the moor-hen kind, of a fine black color variegated with white. ...
44017 quack QUACK, v.i.1. To cry like a duck or goose.2. To boast; to bounce; to talk noisily and ...
44018 quackened QUACK'ENED, a. Almost choked or suffocated.
44019 quackery QUACK'ERY, n. The boastful pretensions or mean practice of an ignoramus, particularly in medicine; ...
44020 quackish QUACK'ISH, a. Like a quack; boasting of skill not possessed; trickish.
44021 quackism QUACK'ISM, n. The practice of quackery.
44022 quackled QUACK'LED,
44023 quacksalver QUACK'SALVER, n.One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his ...
44024 quad QUAD, a. Evil; bad. [Not used.]
44025 quadragene QUAD'RAGENE, n. [L. quadrageni.] A papal indulgence multiplying remissions by forties.
44026 quadragesima QUADRAGES'IMA, n. [L. quadragesimus, fortieth, from quatuor, four.]Lent; so called because it ...
44027 quadragesimal QUADRAGES'IMAL, a. [supra.] Belonging to Lent; used in Lent.
44028 quadragesimals QUADRAGES'IMALS, n. plu. [supra.] Offerings formerly made to the mother church on mid-lent ...
44029 quadrangle QUAD'RANGLE, n. [L. quadratus, square, from quatuor, four, and angulus, angle.]In geometry, a ...
44030 quadrangular QUADRAN'GULAR, a. [supra.] 1. Square; having four sides and four angles.2. In botany, having ...
44031 quadrant QUAD'RANT, n. [L. quadrans, a fourth.]1. The fourth part; the quarter.2. In geometry, the ...
44032 quadrantal QUADRANT'AL, a. [supra.] Pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle; ...
44033 quadrat QUAD'RAT, n. [L. quadratus, squared.]1. In printing, a piece of metal used to fill the void ...
44034 quadrate QUAD'RATE, a.1. Square; having four equal and parallel sides.2. Divisible into four equal ...
44035 quadratic QUADRAT'IC, a. Square; denoting a square or pertaining to it.Quadratic equation, in algebra, an ...
44036 quadratrix QUAD'RATRIX, n.1. A square or squared figure.2. In geometry, a mechanical line by means of which ...
44037 quadrature QUAD'RATURE, n. [L. quadratura.]1. The act of squaring; the reducing of a figure to a square. ...
44038 quadrel QUAD'REL, n. In architecture, a kind of artificial stone made of chalky earth and dried in the ...
44039 quadrennial QUADREN'NIAL, a. [L. quadriennium; quadra or quadrans, from quatuor, four, and annus, year.]1. ...
44040 quadrennially QUADREN'NIALLY, adv. Once in four years.
44041 quadrible QUAD'RIBLE, a. [L. quadro, to square.] That may be squared.
44042 quadricapsular QUADRICAP'SULAR,a. [L. quadra and capsula.]In botany, having four capsules to a flower; as a ...
44043 quadridecimal QUADRIDEC'IMAL, a. [L. quadra and decem.]In crystallography, designating a crystal whose prism or ...
44044 quadridentate QUADRIDEN'TATE, a. [L. quadra and dentatus, toothed.]In botany, having four teeth on the edge.
44045 quadrifid QUAD'RIFID, a. [L. quadrifidus; quadra and findo, to divide.]In botany, four-cleft, as a quadrifid ...
44046 quadrijugous QUADRIJU'GOUS, a. [L. quadra and jugum, yoke.]In botany, pinnate, with four pairs of leaflets; as ...
44047 quadrilateral QUADRILAT'ERAL, a. [L. quadra, or quatuor, four, and latus, side.] Having four sides and four ...
44048 quadrilateralness QUADRILAT'ERALNESS, n. The property of having four right lined sides, forming as many right ...
44049 quadriliteral QUADRILIT'ERAL, a. [L. quadra, or quatuor, four, and litera, letter.]Consisting of four letters.
44050 quadrille QUADRILLE, n. quadril', or cadril'.1. A game played by four persons with 40 cards, being the ...
44051 quadrilobate QUAD'RILOBATE,
44052 quadrilobed QUAD'RILOBED, a. [L. quadra, or quatuor, four, and lobe, Gr.]In botany, having four lobes; as a ...
44053 quadrilocular QUADRILOC'ULAR, a. [L. quadra, quatuor, and loculus, a cell.]Having four cells; four-celled; as a ...
44054 quadrin QUAD'RIN, n. [L. quadrinus.] A mite; a small piece of money, in value about a farthing. [Not in ...
44055 quadrinomial QUADRINO'MIAL, a. [L. quadra, quatuor, and nomen, name.]Consisting of four denominations or terms.
44056 quadripartite QUADRIP'ARTITE, a. [L. quadra, quatuor, and partitus, divided.]Divided into four parts, or ...
44057 quadripartitely QUADRIP'ARTITELY, adv. In four divisions; in a quadripartite distribution.
44058 quadripartition QUADRIPARTI'TION, n. A division by four or into four parts; or the taking the fourth part of any ...
44059 quadriphyllous QUADRIPH'YLLOUS, a. [L. quadra, quatuor, four, and Gr. leaf.] Having four leaves.
44060 quadrireme QUAD'RIREME, n. [L. quadriremis; quatuor, four, and remus, oar.]A galley with four benches of oars ...
44061 quadrisyllable QUADRISYL'LABLE, n. [L. quadra, quatuor, and syllable.] A word consisting of four syllables.
44062 quadrivalve QUAD'RIVALVE,
44063 quadrivalves QUAD'RIVALVES, n. plu. [L. quadra, quatuor, and valva, valve.] A door with four folds or leaves.
44064 quadrivalvular QUADRIVALV'ULAR, a. In botany, having four valves; four-valved; as a quadrivalve pericarp.
44065 quadrivial QUADRIV'IAL, a. [L. quadrivium; quatuor, four, and via, way.] Having four ways meeting in a ...
44066 quadroon QUADROON', n. [L. quadra, quatuor.] In Spanish America, the offspring of a mulatto woman by a ...
44067 quadruman QUAD'RUMAN, n. [L. quadra and manus, hand.]An animal having four hands or limbs that correspond to ...
44068 quadrumanous QUAD'RUMANOUS, a. Having four hands; four-handed.
44069 quadrune QUAD'RUNE, n. A gritstone with a calcarious cement.
44070 quadruped QUAD'RUPED, a. [L. quadrupes; quadra, quatuor, four, and pes, foot.] Having four legs and ...
44071 quadruple QUAD'RUPLE, a. [L. quadruplus; quadra, quatuor, and plico, to fold.]Fourfold; four times told; as, ...
44072 quadruplicate QUADRU'PLICATE, a. Fourfold; four times repeated; as a quadruplicate ratio or ...
44073 quadruplication QUADRUPLICA'TION, n. The act of making fourfold and taking four times the simple sum or amount.
44074 quadruply QUAD'RUPLY, adv. To a fourfold quantity; as, to be quadruply recompensed.
44075 quaere QUAERE, [L.] Inquire; better written query, which see.
44076 quaestor QUAESTOR. [See Questor.]
44077 quaff QU'AFF, v.t.To drink; to swallow in large draughts.He quaffs the muscadel. They in communion sweet ...
44078 quaffed QU'AFFED, pp. Drank; swallowed in large draughts.
44079 quaffer QU'AFFER, n. One that quaffs or drinks largely.QU'AFFER, v.t. To feel out. [Not in use.]
44080 quaffing QU'AFFING, ppr. Drinking; swallowing draughts.
44081 quaggy QUAG'GY, a. [supposed to be from the root of quake.]Yielding to the feet or trembling under the ...
44082 quagmire QUAG'MIRE, n. [that is, quake-mire.] Soft wet land, which has a surface firm enough to bear a ...
44083 quahaug QUAHAUG, n. quaw'hog. In New England, the popular name of a large species of clams or bivalvular ...
44084 quaid QUAID, a. or pp. [for quailed.] Crushed, subdued, or depressed. [Not used.]
44086 quail-pipe QUA'IL-PIPE, n. A pipe or call for alluring quails into a net; a kind of leathern purse in the ...
44085 quail QUAIL, v.i. [Quail, in English, signifies to sink or languish, to curdle, and to crush or ...
44087 quailing QUA'ILING, ppr. Failing; languishing. Obs.QUA'ILING, n. The act of failing in spirit or ...
44088 quaint QUAINT, a. [The latter word would lead us to refer quaint to the Latin accinctus, ready, but ...
44089 quaintly QUA'INTLY, adv.1. Nicely; exactly; with petty neatness or spruceness; as hair more quaintly ...
44090 quaintness QUA'INTNESS, n.1. Niceness; petty neatness or elegance.There is a majesty in simplicity, which is ...
44091 quake QUAKE, v.i.1. To shake; to tremble; to be agitated with quick but short motions continually ...
44092 quaker QUA'KER, n. One that quakes; but usually, one of the religious sect called friends. This name, ...
44093 quakerism QUA'KERISM, n. The peculiar manners, tenets or worship of the quakers.
44094 quakerly QUA'KERLY, a. Resembling quakers.
44095 quakery QUA'KERY, n. Quakerism.
44097 quaking-grass QUA'KING-GRASS, n. An herb.
44096 quaking QUA'KING, ppr. Shaking; trembling.QUA'KING, n. A shaking; tremulous agitation; trepidation. Dan. ...
44098 qualifiable QUAL'IFIABLE, a. [from qualify.] That may be qualified; that may be abated or modified.
44099 qualification QUALIFICA'TION, n.1. Any natural endowment or any acquirement which fits a person for a place, ...
44100 qualified QUAL'IFIED, pp. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments; modified.Qualified fee, in law, a base ...
44101 qualifiedness QUAL'IFIEDNESS, n. The state of being qualified or fitted.
44102 qualifier QUAL'IFIER, n. He or that which qualifies; that which modifies, reduces, tempers or restrains.
44103 qualify QUAL'IFY, v.t. [L. qualis, such, and facio, to make.]1. To fit for any place, office, occupation ...
44104 qualifying QUAL'IFYING, ppr. Furnishing with the necessary qualities, properties or accomplishments for a ...
44105 quality QUAL'ITY, n. [L. qualitas, from qualis, such.]1. Property; that which belongs to a body or ...
44106 qualm QU'ALM, n. quam.1. A rising in the stomach, as it is commonly called; a fit of nausea, or a ...
44107 qualmish QU'ALMISH, a. quamish. [supra.] Sick at the stomach; inclined to vomit; affected with nausea or ...
44108 qualmishness QU'ALMISHNESS, n. Nausea.
44109 quamoclit QUAM'OCLIT, n. A plant of the genus Ipomoea.
44110 quandary QUAN'DARY, n. Doubt; uncertainty; a state of difficulty or perplexity.QUAN'DARY, v.t. To bring ...
44111 quantitative QUAN'TITATIVE, a. [See Quantity.] Estimable according to quantity.
44112 quantitive QUAN'TITIVE, a. [See Quantity.] Estimable according to quantity.
44113 quantity QUAN'TITY, n. [L. quantitas, from quantus, how much, or as much as.]1. That property of any thing ...
44114 quantum QUAN'TUM, n. [L.] The quantity; the amount.Quantum meruit, in law, an action grounded on a ...
44115 quarantine QUAR'ANTINE, n. [L. quartus, fourth; Eng. quart. See Quart and Square.]1. Properly, the space ...
44116 quarantined QUARANTINED, pp. Restrained from communication with the shore for a limited period; as a ship or ...
44117 quarantining QUARANTINING, ppr. Prohibiting from intercourse with the port; as a ship or its crew and ...
44118 quarre QUARRE, for quarry, not in use.
44119 quarrel QUAR'REL, n. [L. queror, to complain, that is, to cry out with a loud voice. Hence we see the ...
44120 quarreler QUAR'RELER, n. One who quarrels, wrangles or fights.
44121 quarreling QUAR'RELING, ppr. Disputing with vehemence or loud angry words; scolding; wrangling; fighting; ...
44122 quarrelous QUAR'RELOUS, a. Apt or disposed to quarrel; petulant; easily provoked to enmity or contention. ...
44123 quarrelsome QUAR'RELSOME, a. Apt to quarrel; given to brawls and contention; inclined to petty fighting; ...
44124 quarrelsomely QUAR'RELSOMELY, adv. In a quarrelsome manner; with a quarrelsome temper; petulantly.
44125 quarrelsomeness QUAR'RELSOMENESS, n. Disposition to engage in contention and brawls; petulance.
44126 quarried QUAR'RIED, pp. Dug from a pit or cavern.
44127 quarry QUAR'RY, n.1. A square; as a quarry of glass. [Not in use.]2. An arrow with a square head. [See ...
44128 quarrying QUAR'RYING, ppr. Digging stones from a quarry.
44129 quarryman QUAR'RYMAN, n. A man who is occupied in quarrying stones.
44130 quart QUART, n. quort. [L. quartus.]1. The fourth part; a quarter. [Not in use.]2. The fourth part of ...
44131 quartan QUARTAN, quort'an. [L. quartanus, the fourth.]Designating the fourth; occurring every fourth day; ...
44132 quartation QUARTA'TION, n. In chimistry and metallurgy, the operation by which the quantity of one thing is ...
44134 quarter-day QUARTER-DAY, n. The day that completes three months, the quarter of a year; the day when quarterly ...
44133 quarter QUARTER, n. quort'er. [L. quartus, the fourth part.]1. The fourth part; as the quarter of an hour ...
44135 quarterage QUART'ERAGE, n. A quarterly allowance.
44136 quartered QUART'ERED, pp. Divided into four equal parts or quarters; separated into distinct parts; lodged; ...
44137 quartering QUART'ERING, ppr. Dividing into quarters or into distinct parts; stationing for ...
44138 quarterly QUART'ERLY, a.1. Containing or consisting of a fourth part; as quarterly seasons.2. Recurring at ...
44139 quartern QUART'ERN, n. The fourth part of a pint; a gill.
44140 quartile QUART'ILE, n. An aspect of the planets, when they are distant from each other a quarter of the ...
44141 quarto QUART'O, n. [L. quartus.] A book of the size of the fourth of a sheet; a size made by twice ...
44142 quartz QUARTZ, n. quortz. A species of silicious minerals, of various colors, white, gray, reddish, ...
44143 quartzy QUARTZ'Y, a. Pertaining to quartz; partaking of the nature or qualities of quartz; resembling ...
44144 quas QUAS, n. In Russia, a drink of common domestic use; being a liquor prepared from pollard, meal and ...
44145 quash QUASH, v.t. [L. quasso, quatio.]1. Properly, to beat down or beat in pieces; to crush.The whales ...
44146 quashed QUASH'ED, pp. Crushed; subdued; abated.
44147 quashing QUASH'ING, ppr. Crushing; subduing; abating.
44148 quassation QUASSA'TION, n. [L. quassatio.] The act of shaking; concussion; the state of being shaken.
44149 quassia QUAS'SIA, n. A plant, or rather a genus of plants of three species, the amara, simaruba, and ...
44150 quat QUAT, n. A pustule or pimple. [Not used.]
44151 quater-cousins QUATER-COUSINS, n. ka'ter-cuzns. [L. quatuor, four, and cousin.]Those within the first four ...
44152 quatern QUAT'ERN, a. [L. quaterni, four, from quatuor, four.]Consisting of four; fourfold; growing by ...
44153 quaternary QUATERN'ARY, n. [L. quaternarius, from quatuor, four.]The number four.QUATERN'ARY, a. Consisting ...
44154 quaternion QUATERN'ION, n. [L. quaternio, from quatuor, four.]1. The number four.2. A file of four ...
44155 quaternity QUATERN'ITY, n. [supra.] The number four.
44156 quatrain QUAT'RAIN, n. [L. quatror, four.]A stanza of four lines rhyming alternately.
44157 quave QUAVE, for quaver, is not used.
44158 quavemire QUAVEMIRE, for quagmire, is not used.
44159 quaver QUA'VER, v.i.1. To shake the voice; to utter or form sound with rapid vibrations, as in singing; ...
44160 quavered QUA'VERED, a. or pp. Distributed into quavers.
44161 quaverer QUA'VERER, n. A warbler.
44162 quavering QUA'VERING, ppr. Shaking the voice or the sound of an instrument.QUA'VERING, n. The act of ...
44163 quay QUAY, n. ke.A key; a mole or wharf, constructed in harbors for securing vessels and receiving goods ...
44164 queach QUEACH, n. A thick bushy plot. Obs.QUEACH, v.i. To stir; to move. Obs. [See Quick.]
44165 queachy QUE'ACHY, a. [from queach.] 1. Shaking; moving, yielding or trembling under the feet, as moist ...
44166 quean QUEAN, n.A worthless woman; a slut; a strumpet. [Not in common use.]
44167 queasiness QUE'ASINESS, n. s as z. [from queasy.] Nausea; qualmishness; inclination to vomit.
44168 queasy QUE'ASY, a. s as z. 1. Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.2. ...
44169 queck QUECK, v.i.To shrink; to flinch. Obs.
44171 queen-apple QUEE'N-APPLE, n. A kind of apple, so called.
44172 queen-dowager QUEEN-DOW'AGER, n. The window of a king.
44173 queen-gold QUEE'N-GOLD, n. A royal duty or revenue belonging to every queen of England during her marriage to ...
44170 queen QUEEN, n.1. The consort of a king; a queen consort.2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; ...
44174 queening QUEE'NING, n. An apple.
44175 queenlike QUEE'NLIKE, a. Resembling a queen.
44176 queenly QUEE'NLY, a. Like a queen; becoming a queen; suitable to a queen.
44177 queer QUEER, a.Odd; singular; hence, whimsical.
44178 queerly QUEE'RLY, adv. In an odd or singular manner.
44179 queerness QUEE'RNESS, n. Oddity; singularity; particularity. [A familiar, not an elegant word.]
44180 queest QUEEST, n. A ring dove, a species of pigeon.
44181 queint QUEINT, pret. and pp. of quench.
44182 quell QUELL, v.t.1. To crush; to subdue; to cause to cease; as, to quell an insurrection or sedition.2. ...
44183 quelled QUELL'ED, pp. Crushed; subdued; quieted.
44184 queller QUELL'ER, n. One that crushes or subdues.
44185 quelling QUELL'ING, ppr. Crushing; subduing; reducing to peace.
44186 quelque-chose QUELQUE-CHOSE, n. keck-shows.A trifle; a kickshaw.
44187 queme QUEME, v.t. To please. Obs.
44188 quench QUENCH, v.t.1. To extinguish; to put out; as, to quench flame.2. To still; to quiet; to repress; ...
44189 quenchable QUENCH'ABLE, a. That may be quenched or extinguished.
44190 quenched QUENCH'ED, pp. Extinguished; allayed; repressed.
44191 quencher QUENCH'ER, n. He or that which extinguishes.
44192 quenching QUENCH'ING, ppr. Extinguishing; quieting; stifling; repressing.
44193 quenchless QUENCH'LESS, a. That cannot be quenched or repressed; inextinguishable; as quenchless fire or ...
44194 quercitron QUER'CITRON, n. [L. quercus, an oak.] The bark of the yellow oak, used in dyeing.
44195 querele QUER'ELE, n. [L. querla.] A complaint to a court. [Not in use.]
44196 querent QUE'RENT, n. [L. querens, queror, to complain.]The complainant; the plaintiff. [Not in ...
44197 querimonious QUERIMO'NIOUS, a. [L. querimonia, complaint, from queror.]Complaining; querulous; apt to complain.
44198 querimoniously QUERIMO'NIOUSLY, adv. With complaint; querulously.
44199 querimoniousness QUERIMO'NIOUSNESS, n. Disposition to complain; a complaining temper.
44200 querist QUE'RIST, n. [from L. quaero, to inquire.] One who inquires or asks questions.
44201 querk QUERK. [See Quirk.]
44202 querkened QUERK'ENED, a. Choked. [Illegitimate and obsolete.]
44203 querl QUERL, v.t. To twirl; to turn or wind round; to coil; as, to querl a cord, thread or rope. [This ...
44204 quern QUERN, n.A hand-mill for grinding grain; a mill, the stone of which was turned by hand, used before ...
44205 querpo QUERP'O, n. [L. corpus.]A waistcoat or garment close to the body.
44206 querquedule QUER'QUEDULE, n. [L. querquedula.] An aquatic fowl, a species of teal of the genus Anas.
44207 querry QUER'RY, n. A groom. [See Equerry.]
44208 querulous QUER'ULOUS, a. [L. querulus, from queror, to complain. See Quarrel.]1. Complaining or habitually ...
44209 querulously QUER'ULOUSLY, adv. In a complaining manner.
44210 querulousness QUER'ULOUSNESS, n. Disposition to complain, or the habit or practice of murmuring.
44211 query QUE'RY, n. [from L. quaere, imperative of quaero; perhaps Heb. to seek, to search, to inquire.]A ...
44212 quest QUEST, n. [L. quaero, quaestus. As the letter r is rarely changed into s, perhaps the L. ...
44213 questant QUEST'ANT, n. [supra.] A seeker. [Not used.]
44214 question QUESTION, n. ques'chun. [L. quaestio. See Quest.]1. The act of asking; an interrogatory; as, to ...
44215 questionable QUES'TIONABLE, a.1. That may be questioned; doubtful; uncertain; disputable. the deed is of ...
44216 questionableness QUES'TIONABLENESS, n. The quality or state of being doubtful, questionable or suspicious.
44217 questionary QUES'TIONARY, a. Inquiring; asking questions; as questionary epistles.
44218 questioned QUES'TIONED, pp.1. Interrogated; examined by questions.2. Doubted; disputed.
44219 questioner QUES'TIONER, n. One that asks questions; an inquirer.
44220 questioning QUES'TIONING, ppr. Interrogating; calling in question; doubting.
44221 questionist QUES'TIONIST, n. A questioner; an inquirer.
44222 questionless QUES'TIONLESS, adv. Beyond a question or doubt; doubtless; certainly.
44223 questman QUEST'MAN
44224 questmonger QUEST'MONGER, n. A starter of lawsuits or prosecutions. [Not used.]
44225 questor QUES'TOR, n. [L. quaestor. See Quest and Query.]In Roman antiquity, an officer who had the ...
44226 questorship QUES'TORSHIP, n.1. The office of a questor or Roman treasurer.2. The term of a questor's office.
44227 questrist QUES'TRIST, n. A seeker; a pursuer. [Not in use.]
44228 questuary QUES'TUARY, a. Studious of profit.QUES'TUARY, n. One employed to collect profits.
44229 queue QUEUE. [See Cue.]
44230 quib QUIB, n.A sarcasm; a bitter taunt; a quip; a gibe.
44231 quibble QUIB'BLE, n. 1. A start or turn from the point in question, or from plain truth; an evasion; a ...
44232 quibbler QUIB'BLER, n.1. One who evades plain truth by trifling artifices, play upon words, or cavils.2. A ...
44234 quick-grass QUICK-GRASS. [See Quitch-grass.]
44235 quick-match QUICK-MATCH, n. [See Match.] A combustible preparation formed of cotton strands dipped in a ...
44236 quick-sighted QUICK'-SIGHTED, a. Having quick sight or acute discernment; quick to see or discern.
44233 quick QUICK, v.i.To stir; to move. [Not in use.]QUICK, a. [If q is a dialectical prefix, as I suppose, ...
44238 quicken-tree QUICK'EN-TREE, n. A tree, the wild sorb, a species of wild ash.the Sorbus aucuparia, or mountain ...
44237 quicken QUICKEN, v.t. quik'n.1. Primarily, to make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from ...
44239 quickened QUICK'ENED, pp.1. Made alive; revived; vivified; reinvigorated.2. Accelerated; hastened.3. ...
44240 quickener QUICK'ENER, n. 1. One who revives, vivifies, or communicates life.2. That which reinvigorates.3. ...
44241 quickening QUICK'ENING, ppr. Giving life; accelerating; inciting.
44242 quicklime QUICK'LIME, n. [See Lime.] Any calcarious substance deprived of its fixed or carbonic air, or an ...
44243 quickly QUICK'LY, adv.1. Speedily; with haste or celerity.2. Soon; without delay.
44244 quickness QUICK'NESS, n.1. Speed; velocity; celerity; rapidity; as the quickness of motion.2. Activity; ...
44245 quicksand QUICK'SAND, n. 1. Sand easily moved or readily yielding to pressure, loose sand abounding with ...
44246 quickscented QUICK'SCENTED, a. Having an acute perception by the nose; of an acute smell.
44247 quickset QUICK'SET, n. A living plant set to grow, particularly for a hedge.QUICK'SET, v.t. To plant with ...
44248 quicksightedness QUICK'SIGHTEDNESS, n. Quickness of sight or discernment; readiness to see or discern.
44249 quicksilver QUICK'SILVER, n. [that is, living silver, argentum vivum, so called from its fluidity.]Mercury, a ...
44250 quicksilvered QUICK'SILVERED, a. Overlaid with quicksilver.
44251 quid QUID, n. A vulgar pronunciation of cud; as a quid of tobacco.
44252 quidam QUI'DAM, n. [L.] Somebody. [Not in use.]
44253 quiddany QUID'DANY, n. [L. cydonium.]Marmalade; a confection of quinces prepared with sugar.
44254 quiddative QUID'DATIVE, a. Constituting the essence of a thing.
44255 quiddit QUID'DIT, n. [L. quidlibet.] A subtilty; an equivocation. [Not in use.]
44256 quiddity QUID'DITY, n. [L. quid, what.]1. A barbarous term used in school philosophy for essence, that ...
44257 quidnunc QUID'NUNC, n. [L. what now.] One who is curious to know every thing that passes; one who knows or ...
44258 quiesce QUIESCE, v.i. quiess'. [L. quiesco.] To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.
44259 quiescence QUIES'CENCE,
44260 quiescency QUIES'CENCY, n. [L. quiescens, quiesco. See quiet.]1. Rest; repose; state of a thing without ...
44261 quiescent QUIES'CENT, a. [L. quiescens.]1. Resting being in a state of repose; still: not moving; as a ...
44262 quiet QUI'ET, a. [L. quietus.]1. Still; being in a state of rest; now moving. Judges 16.2. Still; ...
44263 quieted QUI'ETED, pp. Made still; calmed; pacified.
44264 quieter QUI'ETER, n. The person or thing that quiets.
44265 quieting QUI'ETING, ppr. Reducing to rest or stillness; appeasing; tranquilizing.
44266 quietism QUI'ETISM, n. Peace or tranquility of mind; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction. In ...
44267 quietist QUI'ETIST, n. One of a sect of mystics, originated by Molino, a Spanish priest, who maintained the ...
44268 quietly QUI'ETLY, adv.1. In a quiet state; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit ...
44269 quietness QUI'ETNESS, n.1. A state of rest; stillness.2. Calm; tranquility; as the quietness of the ocean ...
44270 quietsome QUI'ETSOME, a. Calm; still; undisturbed. [Not in use.]
44271 quietude QUI'ETUDE, n. Rest; repose; quiet; tranquility.
44272 quietus QUIE'TUS, n. [L.] Rest; repose; death; hence, a final discharge or acquittance; that which ...
44273 quill QUILL, n. [L. calamus.]1. The large strong feather of a goose or other large fowl; used much for ...
44274 quillet QUIL'LET, n. [L. quidlibet, what you please.]Subtilty; nicety; fraudulent distinction; petty cant. ...
44275 quilt QUILT, n. [L. culcita.]A cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton or other substance between ...
44276 quilted QUILT'ED, pp. Stitched together, as two pieces of cloth, with a soft substance between them.
44277 quilting QUILT'ING, ppr. Stitching together, as two cloths, with some soft substance between ...
44278 quinary QUI'NARY, a. [L. quinarius, from quinque, five.] Consisting of five.] Consisting of five; as a ...
44279 quinate QUI'NATE, a. [from L. quinque.] In botany, a quinate leaf is a sort of digitate leaf having five ...
44281 quince-tree QUINCE-TREE, n. The tree which produces the quince.
44280 quince QUINCE, n. quins. [L. cydonius.]The fruit of the Pyrus cydonia, so named from Cydonia, a town of ...
44282 quinch QUINCH, v.i. [probably a vulgar pronunciation of wince or winch.] To stir, wince or flounce. ...
44283 quincuncial QUINCUN'CIAL, a. [from L. quincunx.] Having the form of a quincunx.
44284 quincunx QUIN'CUNX, n. [L. composed of quinque, five, and uncia, ounce.]In gardening, the quincunx order is ...
44285 quindecagon QUINDEC'AGON, n. [L. quinque, five Gr. ten, and angle.]In geometry, a plain figure with fifteen ...
44286 quindecemvir QUINDEC'EMVIR, n. [L. quinque, five, decem, ten, and vir, man.]In Roman history, one of a ...
44287 quindecemvirate QUINDECEM'VIRATE, n. The body of fifteen magistrates, of their office.
44288 quinia QUIN'IA,
44289 quinine QUIN'INE, n. In pharmacy, a substance prepared from yellow bark possessing in a concentrated form, ...
44290 quinquagesima QUINQUAGES'IMA, n. [L. fifty.] Quinquagesima Sunday, so called as being about the fiftieth day ...
44291 quinquangular QUINQUAN'GULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and angulus, angle.] Having five angles or corners.
44292 quinquarticular QUINQUARTIC'ULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and articulus, article.] Consisting of five articles. ...
44293 quinquecapsular QUINQUECAP'SULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and capsula, a little chest.]In botany, having five ...
44294 quinquedentate QUINQUEDEN'TATE, a. [L. quinque, five, and dentatus, toothed; dens, tooth.] In botany, ...
44295 quinquefarious QUINQUEFA'RIOUS, a. [L. quinque, five. Eng. to fare, or from the root of vary.] In botany, ...
44296 quinquefid QUIN'QUEFID, a. [L. quinque, five, and findo, to split.]In botany, five-cleft; cut into five ...
44297 quinquefoliated QUINQUEFO'LIATED, a. [L. quinque, five, and folium, leaf.] having five leaves.
44298 quinqueliteral QUINQUELIT'ERAL, a. [L. quinque, five, and litera, letter.] Consisting of five letters.
44299 quinquelobate QUIN'QUELOBATE,
44300 quinquelobed QUIN'QUELOBED, a. [L. quinque, five, and lobus, lobe.]Five-lobed; divided to the middle into five ...
44301 quinquelocular QUINQUELOC'ULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and loculus, a cell.]Five-celled; having five cells; as a ...
44302 quinquennial QUINQUEN'NIAL, a. [L. quinquennalis, quinquennis; quinque, five, and annus, year.] Occurring once ...
44303 quinquepartite QUINQUEP'ARTITE, a. [L. quinque, five, and partitus, divided.]1. Divided into five parts almost ...
44304 quinquereme QUIN'QUEREME, n. [L. quinque, five, and remus, oar.]A galley having five seats or rows of oars.
44305 quinquevalve QUIN'QUEVALVE,
44306 quinquevalvular QUINQUEVALV'ULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and valve, valves.] Having five valves, as a pericarp.
44307 quinquevir QUIN'QUEVIR, n. [L. quinque, five, and vir, man.] One of an order of five priests in Rome.
44308 quinsy QUIN'SY, n. s as z.1. An inflammation of the throat; a species of angina which renders respiration ...
44309 quint QUINT, n. [from L. quintus, fifth.] A set of sequence of five; as in piquet.
44310 quintain QUINT'AIN, n. A post with a turning top.
44311 quintal QUINT'AL, n. [l. centum, a hundred.]A hundred pounds in weight; or a weight of that number of ...
44312 quintessence QUINTES'SENCE, n. [L. quinta essentia, fifth essence.]1. In alchimy, the fifth or last and ...
44313 quintessential QUINTESSEN'TIAL, a. Consisting of quintessence.
44314 quintile QUINT'ILE, n. [L. quintus, fifth.] The aspect of planets when distant from each other the fifth ...
44315 quintin QUINT'IN, n. An upright post on the top of which turned a cross piece, on one end of which was ...
44316 quintuple QUINT'UPLE, a. [L. quintuplus, fivefold; quintus and plico.]Fivefold; containing five times the ...
44317 quip QUIP, n. A smart sarcastic turn; a taunt; a severe retort.QUIP, v.t. To taunt; to treat with a ...
44318 quire QUIRE, n. [L. chorus; Gr.]1. A body of singers; a chorus. [See Chorus and Choir.]2. The part of ...
44319 quirister QUIR'ISTER, n. One that sings in concert; more generally, the leader of a quire, particularly in ...
44320 quiritation QUIRITA'TION, n. [L. quirtatio, from quirito, from queror.] A crying for help. [Not used.]
44321 quirk QUIRK, n. quurk.1. Literally, a turn; a starting from the point or line; hence, an artful turn for ...
44322 quirkish QUIRK'ISH, a. 1. Consisting of quirks, turns, quibbles or artful evasions.2. Resembling a quirk.
44323 quirpele QUIRP'ELE, n. The Indian ferret, an animal of the weasel kind.
44324 quit QUIT, v.t. pret. and pp. quit or quitted. [L. cedo. The sense of quit is to leave, to withdraw ...
44325 quitch-grass QUITCH'-GRASS, n. [properly quick-grass, probably from its vigorous growth, or the difficulty of ...
44326 quitclaim QUIT'CLAIM, v.t. [quit and claim.] To release a claim by deed without covenants of warranty; to ...
44327 quitclaimed QUIT'CLAIMED, pp. Released by deed.
44328 quitclaiming QUIT'CLAIMING. pp. Conveying by deed of release.
44329 quite QUITE, adv. [from quit; that is, primarily, free or clear by complete performance.]Completely; ...
44330 quits QUITS, adv. [from quit.] An exclamation used when mutual demands are adjusted and the parties are ...
44331 quittal QUIT'TAL, n. Return; repayment.
44332 quittance QUIT'TANCE, n. 1. Discharge from a debt or obligation; an acquittance. [See Acquittance, which ...
44333 quitted QUIT'TED, pp. Left; relinquished; acquitted.
44335 quitter-bone QUIT'TER-BONE, n. In farriery, a hard round swelling on the coronet, between the heel and the ...
44334 quitter QUIT'TER. n. 1. One who quits.2. A deliverer. [Not in use.]3. Scoria of tin.
44336 quiver QUIV'ER, n.A case or sheath for arrows.Take the quiver and thy bow. Gen. 27.QUIV'ER, a. Nimble; ...
44337 quivered QUIV'ERED, a. [from the noun quiver.]1. Furnished with a quiver; as the quivered nymph.2. ...
44338 quivering QUIV'ERING, ppr. Trembling, as with cold or fear; moving with a tremulous agitation.QUIV'ERING, n. ...
44339 quixotic QUIXOT'IC, a. Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance.
44340 quixotism QUIX'OTISM, n. Romantic and absurd notions; schemes or actions like those of Don Quixote, the hero ...
44341 quiz QUIZ, n. An enigma; a riddle or obscure question.QUIZ, v.t. To puzzle. [A popular, but not an ...
44342 quob QUOB, v.i. To move, as the fetus in utero; to throb. [Local, vulgar, and little used.]
44343 quodlibet QUOD'LIBET, n. [L. what you please.] A nice point; a subtilty.
44344 quodlibetarian QUODLIBETA'RIAN, n. One who talks and disputes on any subject at pleasure.
44345 quodlibetical QUODLIBET'ICAL, a. Not restrained to a particular subject; moved or discussed at pleasure for ...
44346 quodlibetically QUODLIBET'ICALLY, adv. At pleasure; for curiosity; so as to be debated for entertainment.
44347 quoif QUOIF, n. A cap or hood. [See Coif.]QUOIF, v.t. To cover or dress with a coif. [This word may ...
44348 quoiffure QUOIF'FURE, n. A head dress.
44349 quoil QUOIL. [See Coil, the better word.]
44350 quoin QUOIN, n. [See Coin.1. A corner.2. An instrument to raise any thing; a wedge employed to raise ...
44351 quoit QUOIT, n. 1. A kind of horse shoe to be pitched or thrown at a fixed object in play. In common ...
44352 quoll QUOLL, n. An animal of New Holland, resembling the polecat.
44353 quondam QUON'DAM, used adjectively. [L.] Having been formerly; former; as a quondam king or friend.
44354 quook QUOOK, pret. of quake. Obs.
44355 quorum QUO'RUM, n. [L. gen. plu. of qui, who.]1. A bench of justices, or such a number of officers or ...
44356 quota QUO'TA, n. [L. quotus.]A just part or share; or the share, part or proportion assigned to each. ...
44357 quotation QUOTA'TION, n. [from quote.]1. The act of quoting or citing.2. The passage quoted or cited; the ...
44358 quote QUOTE, v.t.1. To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat or adduce a passage from an ...
44359 quoted QUO'TED, pp. Cited; adduced; named.
44360 quoter QUO'TER, n. One that cites the words of an author or speaker.
44361 quoth QUOTH, v.i. [L. inquio, contracted.]To say; to speak. This verb is defective, being used only in ...
44362 quotidian QUOTID'IAN, a. [L. quotidianus; quotus and dies.] Daily; occurring or returning daily; as a ...
44363 quotient QUO'TIENT, n. [L. quoties, how often.]In arithmetic, the number resulting from the division of one ...
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