Definition of Quinte
1. Noun. (fencing) The fifth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword at knee height. ¹
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Definition of Quinte
1. a position in fencing [n -S]
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Literary usage of Quinte
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Settlement of Upper Canada (Ontario): With Special Reference by William Canniff (1869)
"quinte, who comr..anded at Niagara, were driven out by the Indians, and pursued and harrassed several days, when following the lake shore to the west of the ..."
2. The Technique of the Modern Orchestra: A Manual of Practical Instrumentation by Charles Marie Widor (1906)
"The Basson-quinte has not yet been made, but bassoon-players are calling for it. lt would form the true bass of the Woodwind group, a fifth below the ..."
3. Case and His Contempories: Or, The Canadian Itinerant's Memorial by John Carroll (1871)
"The Bay of quinte still ... on the undivided Circuit, the preceding year, was put in charge of the Bay of quinte part, and took up his abode' in the ..."
4. A Trip Through the Lakes of North America: Embracing a Full Description of by John Disturnell (1857)
"Here commences the BAY OF quinte, a long, crooked, and picturesque body of water, into which empties the Napanee, Moira, and Trent rivers. ..."
5. A Trip Through the Lakes of North America: Embracing a Full Description of by John Disturnell (1857)
"Here commences the BAY or quinte, a long, crooked, and picturesque body of water, into which empties the Napanee, Moira, and Trent rivers. ..."
6. The Traveller's Guide Through the Middle and Northern States, and the by Gideon Miner Davison (1840)
"A boat likewise leaves every day for BELLVILLE, up the Bay of quinte.t The traveller, who can devote the * The present political changes going on in Canada, ..."
7. The History of Methodism in Canada: With an Account of the Rise and Progress by George Frederick Playter (1862)
"... the Bay of quinte country appears to have had no publie labourer. But, in, a pious young man called Lyons, an exhorter in the Methodist Episcopal Church ..."