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“– The old quoz is generous, however, I hear, says another, pray do you find him so?”
“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.”
“These off beat, and out of time, serendipitous discoveries are referred to as "quoz".”
“The "quoz" (rhymes with Oz) in the title means "anything strange, incongruous or peculiar; at its heart is the unknown, the mysterious.”
“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.”
“– 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.”
“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.”
“Upon my honour,' cried Lymnere, piqued, 'the quoz of the present season are beyond what a man could have hoped to see!”
“Indiana by the arm, and, with some displeasure, said, 'Why, what does the old quoz mean?”
“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.”
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I imagine most of these will be Anglo-Saxon, not likely to crop up in the average day's conversation, and thus excellent for Scrabble. ("most" is too common, likewise "will" and even "crop", in an...
Better alternatives for common words.
These are words that I enjoy because they are unique, rare, long, or just cool.
My collection of words that are intriguing, but don't fit my other lists.
Selections from Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure and Preposterous Words by Josefa Heifetz Byrne (University Books, 1974). Definitions in the comments when not available elsewhere.
Shiny, tinkly-trinkety miniments.. (a place to hang my windchime-words).
words that inquire into the nature of things
As a second language, thank you.
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