(Quer"ele) n. [See 2d Quarrel.] (O. Eng. Law) A complaint to a court. See Audita Querela. [Obs.] Ayliffe.

(Que"rent) n. [L. querens, p. pr. of queri to complain.] (O. Eng. Law) A complainant; a plaintiff.

(Que"rent), n. [L. quaerens, p. pr. of quaerere to search for, to inquire.] An inquirer. [Obs.] Aubrey.

(Quer`i*mo"ni*ous) a. [L. querimonia a complaint, fr. queri to complain. See Querulous.] Complaining; querulous; apt to complain.Quer`i*mo"ni*ous*ly, adv.Quer`i*mo"ni*ous*ness, n.

(Quer"i*mo*ny) n. [L. querimonia.] A complaint or complaining. [Obs.] E. Hall.

(Que"rist) n. [See Query.] One who inquires, or asks questions. Swift.

(Querk"en) v. t. [Icel. kverk throat. .] To stifle or choke. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Querl) v. t. [G. querlen, quirlen, to twirl, to turn round, fr. querl, querl, a twirling stick. Cf. Twirl.] To twirl; to turn or wind round; to coil; as, to querl a cord, thread, or rope. [Local, U.S.]

(Querl), n. A coil; a twirl; as, the qwerl of hair on the fore leg of a blooded horse. [Local, U. S.]

(Quern) n. [AS. cweorn, cwyrn; akin to D. kweern, OHG. quirn, Icel. kvern, Sw. qvarn, Dan. quærn, Goth. qairnus Lith. qìrnos, and perh. E. corn.] A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; — used before the invention of windmills and watermills. Shak.

They made him at the querne grind.

(Quer"po) n. The inner or body garments taken together. See Cuerpo. Dryden.

(Quer"que*dule) n. [L. querquedula.] (Zool.) (a) A teal. (b) The pintail duck.

(Quer"ry) n. A groom; an equerry. [Obs.]

(Quer`u*len"tial) a. Querulous. [R.]

(Quer"u*lous) a. [L. querulus and querulosus, fr. queri to complain. Cf. Cry, v., Quarrel a brawl, Quarrelous.]

1. Given to quarreling; quarrelsome. [Obs.] land.

2. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people.

Enmity can hardly be more annoying that querulous, jealous, exacting fondness.

3. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice.

Syn. — Complaining; bewailing; lamenting; whining; mourning; murmuring; discontented; dissatisfied.

Quer"u*lous*ly, adv.Quer"u*lous*ness, n.

(Que"ry) n.; pl. Queries [L. quaere, imperative sing. of quaerere, quaesitum to seek or search for, to ask, inquire. Cf. Acquire, Conquer, Exquisite, Quest, Require.]

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