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~ Wednesday, September 18, 2002
 
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20 Scots words beginning with Q:

1 queerikens - the hips
2 querny - of honey, abounding in granules
3 quitchie - scalding hot
4 quaking-qua - a quagmire
6 quhult - anything big of its kind
7 quisquous - difficult to discuss
8 quarrant - shoe made of untanned leather
9 queedie - small wooden chamber-pot
10 quee-beck - the cry of a startled grouse
11 qwyte - to play at curling
12 quill-fatt - a vat having a bung
13 quaw - a hole from which peats have been cut
14 quinter - a ewe in her third year
15 queem - fitting exactly
16 qurd - a clot of excrement
17 quirklum- a little arithmetical puzzle
18 queeth - the coal-fish in the second year
19 quhawp - a goblin said to haunt house eaves
20 quinkins - the scum of any liquor

source: The Scots Dialect Dictionary (Warrack 1911)

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