Definition of Quitches
1. quitch [n] - See also: quitch
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quitches
Literary usage of Quitches
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1815)
"... to gather ' quitches' for food The thermometer at sunrise stood al 24°, and the ice was half an inch thick; at noon the mercury had mounted to fj(), ..."
2. Seven Years' Residence in the Great Deserts of North America by Emmanuel Domenech (1860)
"... savage chieftains of the North, and which signifies the tiger of Hie moon; and Igi-Balam, who with his brothers formed the quitches' first legislators. ..."
3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... there are a variety of plants which spread both by the roots and by creeping along the surface : of this kind are the different sorts of quitches, ..."
4. The Scotch-Irish in America: Proceedings and Addresses of the Scotch-Irish by Scotch-Irish Society of America (1902)
"... and, although quitches of other denominations have recently been established, the two Presbyterian congregations maintain as large a membership as ever ..."
5. The Farmer's Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Technical Terms Recently by Daniel Pereira Gardner (1846)
"... there are a variety of plants which spread both by the roots and by creeping along the surface ; of this kind are the different sorts of quitches, ..."
6. Muskingum Legends: With Other Sketches and Papers Descriptive of the Young by Stephen Powers (1871)
"... houseless waste, except an acre of rye in a hundred, was given up to the sorrel, the lichens, and the quitches. The very air seemed poor and attenuated, ..."