from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Craft; subtlety; cunning.
- n. Elegance; beauty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make or adorn cunningly.
- n. Cleverness; artfulness; cunning; craft.
- n. Elegance; beauty; neatness; trimness; daintiness.
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And it is full needful and speedful to know his quaintise, and not for to unknow his doleful deceits.
The king, then none other n'as, bid him some quaintise
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