Parry of Quinte (against thrusts at the left-hand side, like “quarte”).
The steel sung with our quick changes from 'quarte' to 'tierce'.
The quarte, so called from being the fourth part of the chenet, which contained four pots and one French pint.
The left-hander prefers to take the inside engagement, that is to say quarte.
Quart, quarte, krt, n. a sequence of four cards: one of the eight thrusts and parries in fencing.
For one quarte of sacke, bestowed on Mr. Jellet, when he preached, 2s.
Those defending the upper left-hand quarter are “quarte” (fourth; in supination) and “quinte” (fifth; in pronation).
And she had got him half a quarte'n of whisky to hearten him up as he came away this morning.
The sixte parry is therefore followed, as a continuation of the movement, by the parry of quarte, or a counter parry.
When your opponent thrusts in quarte, you need only do this, and when they thrust in tierce, you need only do this.