Reed moved to Bhutan when Thimphu was a quaint town of 30,000.
Two months later, McLelland and his wife were shot to death on March 30 in their quaint home in Forney, Texas.
What a quaint idea that only the very rich could ever entertain.
Today, the quaint spectacle of a stage-managed fairy-tale celebration strikes many of us as a load of garbage.
Fetherston packed up her atelier and moved to her quaint New York studio, which is now marked by a distinctive fuchsia door.
She had conceived a strange, deep love for the quaint little boy and spared no pains to entertain him.
True, she started if Barber spoke to her, and her quaint face flushed.
It is impossible to describe the look of terrific awe on the faces of these quaint savages.
She is a quaint young imp, but I think your lecture must have done her good.
Their simplicity appears beggarly when compared with the quaint forms and gaudy coloring of such artists as Cowley and Gongora.
c.1200, cointe, "cunning, ingenious; proud," from Old French cointe "knowledgeable, well-informed; clever; arrogant, proud; elegant, gracious," from Latin cognitus "known, approved," past participle of cognoscere "get or come to know well" (see cognizance). Modern spelling is from early 14c.
Later in English, "elaborate, skillfully made" (c.1300); "strange and clever" (mid-14c.). Sense of "old-fashioned but charming" is first attested 1795, and could describe the word itself, which had become rare after c.1700 (though it soon recovered popularity in this secondary sense). Related: Quaintly; quaintness.