As a tempting virgin she was able to live long enough to be saved, but this was the quirk of a market controlled by foreigners.
A quirk in two political-prediction markets has created a (practically) no-lose investment opportunity—almost $100, for free.
Kevin Fallon on the quirk of history that demands two swearing-in ceremonies for this particular president.
Banville seemed to be running on empty with that book, but quirk has energized him (four quirke novels since 2006).
And that luxury may be a quirk of America, or at least white America.
quirk ran up on the scaling-ladder to the fourth floor, hung it on the sill above, and got the boys and their sister down.
Prove that, Mr. quirk, and you need trouble yourself no more!
"You're a pretty one to side that way," said quirk, half angry at Clinton's remark.
Through his thoughts a quirk of memory ran like a tongue of flame.
To change the metaphor a little—by the time that old quirk had reached his office in the morning, the heated iron had cooled.
1560s, "quibble, evasion," of unknown origin, perhaps connected to German quer (see queer (adj.)) via notion of twisting and slanting; but its earliest appearance in western England dialect seems to argue against this source. Perhaps originally a technical term for a twist or flourish in weaving. Sense of "peculiarity" is c.1600.