Hollow quoin. See under Hollow. - - Quoin post(Canals), the post of a lock gate which abuts against the wall.

(Quoit) n. [OE. coite; cf. OF. coitier to spur, press, (assumed) LL. coctare, fr. L. coquere, coctum, to cook, burn, vex, harass, E. cook, also W. coeten a quoit.]

(Quiz"zer) n. One who quizzes; a quiz.

(Quiz"zic*al) a. Relating to quizzing; given to quizzing; of the nature of a quiz; farcical; sportive.

Quiz"zic*al*ly, adv.

(Quiz"zism) n. The act or habit of quizzing.

(Quob) v. i. [Cf. Quaver.] [Written also quop and quab.] To throb; to quiver. [Local & Vulgar]

(Quod) n. [For quad, abbrev. of quadrangle.] A quadrangle or court, as of a prison; hence, a prison. [Slang] "Flogged or whipped in quod." T. Hughes.

(Quod), v. Quoth; said. See Quoth. [Obs.]

"Let be," quod he, "it shall not be."

(Quod"dies) n. pl. Herring taken and cured or smoked near Quoddy Head, Maine, or near the entrance of Passamaquoddy Bay.

(||Quod"li*bet) n. [L., what you please.]

1. A nice point; a subtilty; a debatable point.

These are your quodlibets, but no learning.
P. Fletcher.

2. (Mus.) A medley improvised by several performers.

(Quod`lib*e*ta"ri*an) (- lib*e*ta"ri*an), n. One who discusses any subject at pleasure.

(Quod`li*bet"ic*al) (- li*bet"i*kal), a. Not restricted to a particular subject; discussed for curiosity or entertainment.Quod`li*bet"ic*al*ly, adv.

(Quoif) n. & v. t. See Coif. Shak.

(Quoif"fure) n. See Coiffure.

(Quoil) n. See Coil. [Obs.]

(Quoin) n. [See Coin, and cf. Coigne.]

1. (Arch.) Originally, a solid exterior angle, as of a building; now, commonly, one of the selected pieces of material by which the corner is marked.

In stone, the quoins consist of blocks larger than those used in the rest of the building, and cut to dimension. In brickwork, quoins consist of groups or masses of brick laid together, and in a certain imitation of quoins of stone.

2. A wedgelike piece of stone, wood, metal, or other material, used for various purposes; as: (a) (Masonry) To support and steady a stone. (b) (Gun.) To support the breech of a cannon. (c) (Print.) To wedge or lock up a form within a chase. (d) (Naut.) To prevent casks from rolling.

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