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quin-

1.
variant of quino- before a vowel.
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  • The rest of the days were lost in abstract time, during which quin had his hair cut and his face shaved, and did bead-work.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • "You'll have Kitty Dwyer to call upon you the moment she hears you 're come," said quin.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • quin, et muliercul aliquot Insidi et Fallaci ut comites Calumniam comitantur.

  • But quin shrugged his shoulders with a slow, easy-going laugh.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Reach me some more bread, if you don't care whut you do, quin.

    Sally of Missouri R. E. Young
  • To quin it seemed that everybody but himself was going home—that is, everybody but the incurables.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • quin adjusted it as best he could, took a final look at himself in the mirror, and proceeded downstairs.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • The one cloud that darkened quin's horizon these days was Captain Phipps.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Williams, goaded to madness, went out into the piazza at Covent Garden to watch for quin.

  • quin consulted his watch and his conscience at the same time.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for quin

quin

/kwɪn/
noun
1.
(Brit) short for quintuplet (sense 2) US and Canadian word quint
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Word Origin and History for quin
n.

1935, short for quintuplet, one of five.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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quin in Technology


Pyle 1965. Interactive language. Sammet 1969, p.691.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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