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variant of quino- before a vowel. Unabridged
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  • The rest of the days were lost in abstract time, during which quin had his hair cut and his face shaved, and did bead-work.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Here quin thought he would try again for a little information.

    The Eagle Cliff R.M. Ballantyne
  • quin, et muliercul aliquot Insidi et Fallaci ut comites Calumniam comitantur.

  • One of these caught my man quin, and swept him clean off his pad.

    The Eagle Cliff R.M. Ballantyne
  • Reach me some more bread, if you don't care whut you do, quin.

    Sally of Missouri R. E. Young
  • quin laughed at this adventure; but my uncle's delicacy was hurt.

  • quin adjusted it as best he could, took a final look at himself in the mirror, and proceeded downstairs.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • "You'll have Kitty Dwyer to call upon you the moment she hears you 're come," said quin.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Williams, goaded to madness, went out into the piazza at Covent Garden to watch for quin.

  • But quin shrugged his shoulders with a slow, easy-going laugh.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for quin


(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

1935, short for quintuplet, one of five.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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