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quadriplegic
  • n  a person who is paralyzed in both arms and both legs
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quadrivium
  • n  (Middle Ages) a higher division of the curriculum in a medieval university involving arithmetic and music and geometry and astronomy
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quadroon
  • n  an offspring of a mulatto and a white parent; a person who is one-quarter black
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quadruple time
  • n  a time signature indicating four beats to the bar
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quadruplet
  • n  the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
  • n  one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
  • n  a set of four similar things considered as a unit
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quadrupling
  • n  increase by a factor of four
  • v  increase fourfold
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quaestor
  • n  any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)
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quaff
  • n  a hearty draft
  • v  to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
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quag
  • n  a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
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quagga
  • n  mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
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quagmire
  • n  a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
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quahaug
  • n  Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
  • n  an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
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quahog
  • n  Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
  • n  an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
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quai d'orsay
  • n  the street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries
  • n  the French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris
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quail
  • n  flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
  • n  small gallinaceous game birds
  • v  draw back, as with fear or pain
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quail brush
  • n  spiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico
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quail bush
  • n  spiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico
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quaintness
  • n  the quality of being quaint and old-fashioned; its quaintness was appealing"
  • n  strangeness as a consequence of being old fashioned
    some words in her dialect had a charming quaintness
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