(Quil"let) n. [L. quidlibet what you please. Cf. Quiddit, and Quibble.] Subtilty; nicety; quibble.
"Nice, sharp quillets of the law." Shak.
(Quill"ing) n. (a) A band of linen, muslin, or the like, fluted, folded, or plaited so as somewhat
to resemble a row of quills. (b) One of the rounded plaits or flutings of such a band.
(Quill"wort`) n. (Bot.) Any plant or species of the genus Isoetes, cryptogamous plants with a
cluster of elongated four-tubed rushlike leaves, rising from a corm, and containing spores in their enlarged
and excavated bases. There are about seventeen American species, usually growing in the mud under
still, shallow water. So called from the shape of the shape of the leaves.
(Quilt) n. [OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita bed, cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint, Cushion.]
Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made
by putting wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them together; also, any outer bed cover.
The beds were covered with magnificent quilts.Arbuthnot.
(Quilt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quilted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quilting.]
1. To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth
and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made; as, to quilt a coat. Dryden.
2. To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.
3. To stitch or sew in lines or patterns.
(Quilt"er) n. One who, or that which, quilts.
1. The act of stitching or running in patterns, as in making a quilt.
2. A quilting bee. See Bee, 2.
3. The material used for making quilts.
4. (Naut.) A coating of strands of rope for a water vessel.
(Quin) n. (Zoöl.) A European scallop used as food. [Prov. Eng.]
(Quin*al"dine) n. [Quinoline + aldehyde + aniline.] (Chem.) A colorless liquid of a slightly
pungent odor, C9H6N.CH3, first obtained as a condensation product of aldehyde and aniline, and regarded
as a derivative of quinoline; called also methyl quinoline. [Written also chinaldine.]