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An excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc.
A plane figure having four sides and four angles
A coverlet for a bed, made of two layers of fabric with some soft substance, as wool or down, between them and stitched in patterns or tufted through all thicknesses
The harsh, throaty cry of a duck or any similar sound
An informal test or examination of a student or class
A female sovereign or monarch
A search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something
The share or proportional part of a total that is required from, or is due or belongs to, a particular district, state, person, group, etc.
One of the four equal or equivalent parts into which anything is or may be divided
A clever or witty remark or comment
A unit of liquid measure of capacity, equal to one fourth of a gallon
A bed of soft or loose sand saturated with water and having considerable depth, yielding under weight and therefore tending to suck down any object resting on its surface
DefinitionTerm
To stop, cease, or discontinue
A small, migratory, gallinaceous game bird, Coturnix coturnix, of the Old World
A back in football who usually lines up immediately behind the center and directs the offense of the team
To slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.)
Having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque
A peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism
To shake or tremble from cold, weakness, fear, anger, or the like
Any of several large Central and South American trogons of the genus Pharomachrus, having golden-green and scarlet plumage, and is also the national bird of Guatemala
One of the commonest minerals, silicon dioxide, having many varieties that differ in color, luster, etc., and occurring either in masses or in crystals
A feather, as of a goose, formed into a pen for writing
A sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply
Inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated
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To repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
Any of the hypothetical particles with spin 1/2, baryon number 1/3, and electric charge 1/3 or -2/3 that are believed to constitute all elementary particles classed as baryons
The metallic element mercury
An angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations
An edible clam, Venus (Mercenaria) mercenaria, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic coast, having a relatively thick shell
A pielike dish consisting of an unsweetened pastry shell filled with a custard and usually containing cheese and other ingredients, as vegetables, seafood, or ham
A case for holding or carrying arrows
Moving, or able to move, with speed
Strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different singular
Making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound
To form in a line while waiting (often followed by the word 'up')

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