To be on the qui vive, to be on guard; to be watchful and alert, like a sentinel.

(Quix*ot"ic) a. Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded. "Feats of quixotic gallantry." Prescott.

(Quix*ot"ic*al*ly) adv. In a quixotic way.

(Quix"ot*ism) n. That form of delusion which leads to extravagant and absurd undertakings or sacrifices in obedience to a morbidly romantic ideal of duty or honor, as illustrated by the exploits of Don Quixote in knight-errantry.

(Quix"ot*ry) n. Quixotism; visionary schemes.

(Quiz) n. [It is said that Daly, the manager of a Dublin playhouse, laid a wager that a new word of no meaning should be the common talk and puzzle of the city in twenty-four hours. In consequence of this the letters q u i z were chalked by him on all the walls of Dublin, with an effect that won the wager. Perhaps, however, originally a variant of whiz, and formerly the name of a popular game.]

1. A riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous hoax.

2. One who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz.

3. An odd or absurd fellow. Smart. Thackeray.

4. An exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a coaching or as an examination. [Cant, U.S.]

(Quiz) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quizzed (kwizd); p. pr. & vb. n. Quizzing ]

1. To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions.

He quizzed unmercifully all the men in the room.

2. To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.

3. To instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4. [U.S.]

Quizzing glass, a small eyeglass.

(Quiz), v. i. To conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4. [U.S.]

(Quiv"er), n. [OF. cuivre, cuevre, coivre, LL. cucurum, fr. OHG. chohhari quiver, receptacle, G. köcher quiver; akin to AS. cocor, cocur, cocer, D. koker. Cf. Cocker a high shoe.] A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.

Beside him hung his bow
And quiver, with three-bolted thunder stored.

(Quiv"ered) a.

1. Furnished with, or carrying, a quiver. "Like a quivered nymph with arrows keen." Milton.

2. Sheathed, as in a quiver. "Whose quills stand quivered at his ear." Pope.

(Quiv"er*ing*ly) adv. With quivering motion.

Qui vive
(||Qui` vive") [F., fr. qui who + vive, pres. subj. of vivre to live.] The challenge of a French sentinel, or patrol; — used like the English challenge: "Who comes there?"

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