- an acute angle or channel, as one dividing two parts of a molding or one dividing a flush bead from the adjoining surfaces.
- an area taken from a larger area, as a room or a plot of ground.
- an enclosure for this area.
- quis custodiet ipsos custodes?,
- quis separabit?,
Origin of quirk
Examples from the Web for quirk
Kevin Fallon on the quirk of history that demands two swearing-in ceremonies for this particular president.Obama’s Secret Sunday Inauguration: Everything You Need to Know|Kevin Fallon|January 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.How to Make Free Money Betting on the 2012 Presidential Election|Alex Klein|September 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Banville seemed to be running on empty with that book, but Quirk has energized him (four Quirke novels since 2006).
With a clever brush Madame put a quirk in his eyebrows that completed the portrait.Molly Brown's College Friends|Nell Speed
Was it the strong connection of contrast, or was it a quirk of my brain?The Story of an Untold Love|Paul Leicester Ford
Quirk dashed to his assistance with about the same number of men, and the enemy was driven completely away.History of Morgan's Cavalry|Basil W. Duke
Massa Quirk mighty good just on de ebe of lebin de business.The Brother Clerks|Xariffa
Quirk rose from his seat, and took two or three turns about the room in silence, Gammon watching him calmly.Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.|Samuel Warren
Word Origin for quirk
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.