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  • n. Plural form of quaich.

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Examples

  • Unaffected by six shared quaichs of spirit, the strong voice still reverberated off the stones of the hall.

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  • At parties and clan gatherings, large quaichs filled with whisky were passed around the company from person to person.

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  • He stood up and bent down to a nearby cupboard, producing a bottle of single malt and three pewter quaichs.

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  • Romaine_, continued on neat whisky in _quaichs_ and finished on port, liqueurs, champagne and haphazard brandy-and-sodas, whisky-and-sodas, and any old thing that was handy; and eighthly, that he had had a quart of beer instead of the brandy-cocktail for _choti hazri_.

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  • These "coppis," probably wooden drinking cups or quaichs, were evidently of some value according to the reckoning of that day.

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  • For quaichs of gold and precious belts, and magic stones which stirred

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  • Grain grew greener and greener -- reapers stood at the crosses of villages, towns, and cities, passing from one to another comfortless quaichs of sma 'yill, with their straw-bound sickles hanging idle across their shoulders, and with unhired-looking faces, as ragged a company as if you were to dream of a Symposium of Scarecrows.

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  • They are all, I think, to be viewed simply as curiosities associated with the historical interest of the place, and similar examples are to be found among our people in the numerous _quaichs_ (drinking-cups) and other articles which have been formed from the "Torwood Oak" that protected the illustrious Sir William Wallace from his enemies; from his oak at Elderslie, said to have been planted by his hand, two miles to the west of Paisley; and lately from such scraps of the old oaken rafters of the Glasgow Cathedral as could be obtained in the course of its modern repairs.

    Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

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