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n.
A position in thrusting or parrying, with the inside of the hand turned upward and the point of the weapon toward the adversary's right breast.
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Grasp
Qua
conj.
In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.
n.
An unfledged bird; hence, something immature or unfinished.
v. i.
See Quob, v. i.
n.
The American night heron. See under Night.
n.
The quagga.
imp. & p. p.
of Quack
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Quack
v. i.
To utter a sound like the cry of a duck.
v. i.
To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.
v. i.
To act the part of a quack, or pretender.
n.
The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise.
n.
A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner.
n.
Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan.
a.
Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor.
pl.
of Quackery
n.
The acts, arts, or boastful pretensions of a quack; false pretensions to any art; empiricism.
See Quitch grass.
a.
Like a quack; boasting; characterized by quackery.

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