Definition of Quirking

1. quirk [v] - See also: quirk



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quirking

quiring
quirister
quiristers
quiritation
quirites
quirk
quirk bead
quirk molding
quirk moulding
quirked
quirkier
quirkiest
quirkily
quirkiness
quirkinesses
quirking (current term)
quirkish
quirks
quirky
quirky subject
quirky subjects
quirkyalone
quirkyalones
quirn
quirns
quirpele
quirpeles
quirt
quirted
quirting

Literary usage of Quirking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases by Anne Elizabeth Baker (1854)
"quirking. Quick turning; a metaphorical use of the architectural term. And hy the barn side we saw many a mouse quirking round for the kernels that litter'd ..."

2. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1893)
"Saw on the alders by the river-side front of Hildreth's a song - sparrow quirking its tail. It flew across the river to the willows, and soon I heard its ..."

3. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"Saw on the alders by the river-side front of Hildreth's a song - sparrow quirking its tail. It flew across the river to the willows, and soon I heard its ..."

4. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"The substance of the egg-shell seemed to have expanded and softened, and the embryo by its incessant quirking elongated it so that it was able to extend ..."

5. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"... was only two or three, to my surprise, and betrayed himself by moving, like a large sparrow with ruffled feathers, and quirking ..."

6. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (1887)
"Let us be happy without quibbling and quirking. Let us obey the sun blindly. What is the suu ? It is love. He who says love, says woman. ..."

7. Publications by English Dialect Society (1879)
"... a quagmire. t Quest; see Quist. t Quid, v. to suck. Quilt, v. to swallow (Grose). quirking, complaining. Also Glouc. ..."

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