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variant of quino- before a vowel. Unabridged
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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


(Brit) short for quintuplet (sense 2) US and Canadian word quint
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Word Origin and History for quin

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
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