(Ques"tu*a*ry) a. [L. quaestuarius, from quaestus gain, profit, quaerere, quaesitum, to seek for, earn.] Studious of profit. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ques"tu*a*ry), n. One employed to collect profits. [R.] "The pope's questuaries." Jer. Taylor.

(Quet) n. (Zoöl.) The common guillemot. [Prov. Eng.]

(Queue) n. [F. See Cue.] (a) A tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail. (b) A line of persons waiting anywhere.

(Queue), v. t. To fasten, as hair, in a queue.

(Quey) n. [Cf. Dan. qvie.] A heifer. [Scot.]

(Quib) n. [Cf. Quip.] A quip; a gibe.

(Quib"ble) n. [Probably fr. quib, quip, but influenced by quillet, or quiddity.]

1. A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.

Quibbles have no place in the search after truth.
I. Watts.

2. A pun; a low conceit.

(Quib"ble), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quibbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quibbling ]

1. To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.

2. To pun; to practice punning. Cudworth.

Syn. — To cavil; shuffle; equivocate; trifle.

(Quib"bler) n. One who quibbles; a caviler; also, a punster.

(Quib"bling*ly) adv. Triflingly; evasively.

(Qui"ca) n. [From the native Brazilian name.] (Zoöl.) A small South American opossum native of Guiana and Brazil. It feeds upon insects, small birds, and fruit.

(Quice) n. (Zoöl.) See Queest.

(Quich) v. i. [Cf. Quinch.] To stir. [Obs.]

He could not move nor quich at all.

(Quick) a. [Compar. Quicker ; superl. Quickest.] [As. cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik, OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living, Goth. qius, Lith. qyvas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living, vivere to live, Gr. bi`os life, Skr. jiva living, jiv to live. Cf. Biography, Vivid, Quitch grass, Whitlow.]

1. Alive; living; animate; — opposed to dead or inanimate.

Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were.

The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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