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~ Thursday, August 28, 2003
 
QUONTINENTAL

Some interesting French, German and Spanish Q words:

1 quolibet - a gibe
2 quincaillière - an ironmongress
3 quelquefois - now and then
4 quoique - although
5 quadrillage - a pattern of squares
6 quignon - a lump of bread
7 quittance - receipt
8 quatorzième - fourteenth
9 quinzaine - a fortnight (despite meaning a set of 15!)
10 quille - a ninepin

1 quengeln - to grizzle like a baby
2 quicklebendig - full of beans
3 Quatscherei - blethers
4 Quetschkommode- box accordion
5 quietschvergnügt - merry, chirpy
6 Quanten - large hooves
7 quieken - to squeal like a mouse
8 Quirl - an egg-whisk
9 Qualle - a jellyfish
10 Quaste - a powder puff

1 quesera - dairymaid
2 quiquiriqui - cock-a-doodle-doo
3 quemado - burnt woodland
4 quiebro - jinking
5 quitanieve - a snow plough
6 quebradura - hernia
7 quitasueno - night worries
8 quijada - jawbone
9 quebrantapiedras - saxifrage
10 quincalla - fancy goods*

*Just what exactly are fancy goods?

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