(Quar`an*tine") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quarantined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quarantining.] To compel
to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious
disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
(Quarl) n. [Cf. G. qualle.] (Zoöl.) A medusa, or jellyfish. [R.]
The jellied quarl that flingsJ. R. Drake.
At once a thousand streaming stings.
(Quar"rel) n. [OE. quarel, OF. quarrel, F. carreau, LL. quadrellus, from L. quadrus square.
See Quadrate, and cf. Quadrel, Quarry an arrow, Carrel.]
1. An arrow for a crossbow; so named because it commonly had a square head. [Obs.]
To shoot with arrows and quarrel.Sir J. Mandeville.
Two arblasts, . . . with windlaces and quarrels.Sir W. Scott.
2. (Arch.) Any small square or quadrangular member; as: (a) A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
(b) A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square. (c) A
square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.
3. A glazier's diamond. Simmonds.
4. A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end.
(Quar"rel), n. [OE. querele, OF. querele, F. querelle, fr. L. querela, querella, a complaint, fr.
queri to complain. See Querulous.]
1. A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in
opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation; as, he had a
quarrel with his father about expenses.
I will bring a sword upon you that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant.Lev. xxvi. 25.
On open seas their quarrels they debate.Dryden.
2. Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.
Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him.Mark vi. 19.
No man hath any quarrel to me.Shak.
He thought he had a good quarrel to attack him.Holinshed.