Definition of Quair

1. n. A quire; a book.



Definition of Quair

1. a twentieth part of a ream [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quair

quailest
quaileth
quailies
quailing
quailings
quails
quaily
quainter
quaintest
quaintish
quaintly
quaintness
quaintnesses
quaintrelle
quair (current term)
quairs
quais
quake
quake in one's boots
quake lake
quake lakes
quaked
quakeproof
quaker
quakerbird
quakerbirds
quakeress

Literary usage of Quair

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1. Songs of Three Centuries by John Greenleaf Whittier (1890)
"The peacock on the terrace screamed; Browsed on the lawn the timid hare; The groat trees grew i' the avenue, Calm by the sheltered House of quair. ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"THE BALLAD OF THE BRIDES OF quair A STILLNESS crept about the house, At evenfall, in noontide glare; Upon the silent hills looked forth The many-windowed ..."

3. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"CHAPTER III THE FOUR GREAT SCOTTISH POETS The King's quair — Henryson — The ... quair itself. Once more this history does not trouble itself with ..."

4. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"CHAPTER III THE FOUR GREAT SCOTTISH POETS The King's quair — Henryson — The ... quair itself. Once more this history does not trouble itself with ..."

5. Popular British Ballads, Ancient and Modern by Reginald Brimley Johnson (1894)
"The peacock on the terrace screamed ; Browsed on the lawn the timid hare; The great trees grew i' the avenue, Calm by the sheltered House of quair. ..."

6. Lancaster and York: A Century of English History (A.D. 1399-1485) by James Henry Ramsay (1892)
"They were anxious to obtain the recall of the Scots auxiliaries from France; 1 King's quair, Stanza 27 (ed. Skeat, Scottish Text Society). ..."

7. Sketches in History and Poetry by John Campbell Shairp (1887)
"King's quair is King's Book—sometimes written ... Quh is equivalent to our wh, but quair has nothing in it corresponding to this form, being derived from ..."

8. Specimens of English Literature from the 'Ploughmans Erede' to the by Walter William Skeat (1887)
"... quair,' ie 'The King's Quire or Book,' which extends to nearly 1400 lines. The subject of it is the poet's love for the Lady Jane Beaufort, ..."

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