1870, "public path beside a waterway," from French quai (12c., see quay). Often short for Quai d'Orsay, the street on the south bank of the Seine in Paris, since mid-19c. site of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and hence sometimes used metonymically for it (1922).
We now perceived that a company of Prussians were advancing in single file down the quai towards us, and were entering the houses.
What has my existence been since that day on the quai by the Vierwaldstattersee?
On arriving at Paris next evening, he left his luggage in the hotel at the quai d'Orsay station.
The troops can consequently embark at quai in about four hours.
The woman has been given quai (the drink of ordeal) to drink, and the quai says that she bewitched him.
Put yourselves for a moment in our place on the quai d'Orsay.
Going down to the quai de Passy, I found a dense crowd there.
Thanks to him, they know the truth to-day on the quai des Orfvres.
In those days there lived, on the quai Voltaire, a lithographer of the name of Delpech.
quai des Gesvres was built by the Marquis de Gesvres in 1641.