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quair

noun
  1. Scot a book

Word Origin

a variant of quire 1
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Examples from the Web for quair

Historical Examples

  • It was common rumor that Quair did his brilliant work only when "soused."

    Between Friends

    Robert W. Chambers

  • And to the demolition of the King's claim to the "Quair" Mr. Brown ruthlessly proceeds.

    Ephemera Critica

    John Churton Collins

  • Apparently, incoherence, or perhaps weakness; used metaphorically.King's Quair.

  • "Carpeaux has nothing on this young lady," insisted Quair flippantly; and he pivoted on his heel and sat down beside the model.

    Between Friends

    Robert W. Chambers

  • A dull flush stained Graylock's cheekbones, and his keen eyes turned on Quair.

    Between Friends

    Robert W. Chambers