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quin-

1.
variant of quino- before a vowel.
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  • "You'll have Kitty Dwyer to call upon you the moment she hears you 're come," said quin.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • "Oh, I just want to say good-by," quin threw off with a great show of indifference.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Investigation proved that it was Cass and quin in hot dispute, as usual.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • quin consulted his watch and his conscience at the same time.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • quin, doubled up like a jack-knife beside her, was drunk with ecstasy.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • But quin had already got out, and was holding the door with a large, firm hand.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • "No, but she might like to," urged quin, with one of his most engaging smiles.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • quin listened with absorbed attention, trying to get the straight of the matter.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • quin, from his place at the edge of the crowd, saw a dozen men surround three.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • But quin had no intention of going until he had spoken a word in his own behalf.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for quin

quin

/kwɪn/
noun
1.
(Brit) short for quintuplet (sense 2) US and Canadian word quint
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for quin
n.

1935, short for quintuplet, one of five.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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