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  • – The old quoz is generous, however, I hear, says another, pray do you find him so?

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • Now, road warrior William Least Heat-Moon returns to the nation's back roads, seeking out the hidden histories, chitchat memoirs and other nuggets of roadside nostalgia and mystery that he calls quoz, from a rarely used word meaning "something strange or absurd."

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • These off beat, and out of time, serendipitous discoveries are referred to as "quoz".

    Blog Business World

  • The "quoz" (rhymes with Oz) in the title means "anything strange, incongruous or peculiar; at its heart is the unknown, the mysterious."

    Route 66 News

  • As defined by Mr. Heat-Moon (the pen name adopted before the publication of "Blue Highways" by William Trogdon, who says he is of English, Irish and Osage Indian descent), "quoz" is a noun "referring to anything strange, incongruous, or peculiar; at its heart is the unknown, the mysterious.

    On the Road Again

  • – I've always heard he was a quiz, says another, or a quoz, or some such word; but I did not know he was such a book-worm.

    Camilla

  • 'Not at all Jacob; only I don't know why. they call me an old quiz and quoz for; never having offended them; which I take rather unkind; especially not knowing what it means.'

    Camilla

  • 'Upon my honour,' cried Lymnere, piqued, 'the quoz of the present season are beyond what a man could have hoped to see!'

    Camilla

  • Indiana by the arm, and, with some displeasure, said, 'Why, what does the old quoz mean?

    Camilla

  • Ace Reeder So that brings us to quoz: a noun, both singular and plural, referring to anything strange, incongruous, or peculiar; at its heart is the unknown, the mysterious.

    'Roads to Quoz'

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  • “A noun, both singular and plural, referring to anything strange, incongruous or peculiar; at its heart is the unknown, the mysterious.”

    June 10, 2009

  • This word seems odd and ridiculous, but I haven't decided whether I like it.

    August 12, 2008

  • An odd or ridiculous person or thing; people or things of this kind.

    August 9, 2008