It is not an age that quenches its fire, but it will not renew again the activities which gave it wisdom.
A body is said to be black when it absorbs or quenches a large proportion of all the rays of white light falling upon it.
When it has the opportunity of drinking, it not only quenches its thirst, but fills up all these cells as well.
His passage kindles to unconsuming fires and quenches into living ashes.
To which Abraham replied: “Rather the water that quenches the fire.”
Pass a black ribbon through the colours of the spectrum; it quenches all of them.
Or it is drunk and quenches thirst; but it also brings on typhoid fever, being not merely water, but water plus germs.
The sun obscures the lesser lights, and quenches even the moons light.
It is never hurtful and quenches the thirst as well as the coldest water.
Many a hunter, temporarily lost in Southern woods, quenches his thirst by nibbling young shoots of the sour-wood.
Old English acwencan "to quench" (of fire, light), from Proto-Germanic *cwandjan, probably a causative form of root of Old English cwincan "to go out, be extinguished," Old Frisian kwinka. Related: Quenched; quenching.