quirk

Definitions:

  • A peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy.
  • An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary.
  • A sudden sharp turn or twist.
  • A lengthwise groove on a molding between the convex upper part and the soffit.
  • An equivocation; a quibble.
  • To turn sharply.
  • To twist or turn; form into quirks.
  • To form or furnish with a quirk or channel.
  • To emit the breath forcibly after retaining it in violent exertion.
  • To grunt; complain.
  • A sharp turn or angle; a sudden twist.
  • Hence An artful turn for evasion or subterfuge; a shift; a quibble: as, the <em>quirks</em> of a pettifogger.
  • A fit or turn; a short paroxysm.
  • A smart taunt or retort; a slight conceit or quibble; a quip; a flight of fancy.
  • Inclination; turn; peculiarity; humor; caprice.
  • A sudden turn or flourish in a musical air; a fantastic phrase.
  • In <em>building</em>, a piece taken out of any regular ground-plot or floor, as to make a court or yard, etc.: thus, if the ground-plan were square or oblong, and a piece were taken out of the corner, such piece is called a <em>quirk.</em>
  • In <em>architecture</em>, an acute angle or recess; a deep indentation; the incision under the abacus.
  • A pane of glass cut at the sides and top in the form of a rhomb.
  • In a grooving-plane, a projecting fillet on the sole or side, arranged to serve as a fence or gage for depth or distance.
  • A sudden turn; a starting from the point or line; hence, an artful evasion or subterfuge; a shift; a quibble.
  • A fit or turn; a short paroxysm; a caprice.
  • A smart retort; a quibble; a shallow conceit.
  • An irregular air.
  • A piece of ground taken out of any regular ground plot or floor, so as to make a court, yard, etc.; -- sometimes written <ex>quink</ex>.
  • A small channel, deeply recessed in proportion to its width, used to insulate and give relief to a convex rounded molding.
  • a bead between two quirks.
  • an <xref>idiosyncrasy</xref>; a slight <xref>glitch</xref>, <xref>mannerism</xref>; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone
  • An <xref>acute</xref> angle dividing a <xref>molding</xref>; a <xref>groove</xref> that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit
  • A <xref>quibble</xref>, <xref>evasion</xref>, or <xref>subterfuge</xref>.
  • a strange attitude or habit
  • twist or curve abruptly
  • a narrow groove beside a beading
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