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  • Anne Quirk is the mistress of booth-setup, so after speedily dispatching with that we got to spend the day at the Houston MFA, a beautiful pair of buildings, and languidly wandering around Rice University and its posh neighborhood.

    Back into the Blue

  • Anne Quirk is the mistress of booth-setup, so after speedily dispatching with that we got to spend the day at the Houston MFA, a beautiful pair of buildings, and languidly wandering around Rice University and its posh neighborhood.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • It's an image, partly cultivated by Zito, which has led people to label him "Planet Zito" and "Captain Quirk," for example.

    USATODAY.com - Pitching the Zen of Zito

  • After the departure of the train, I did not take any notice of the return of the boys to the abandoned games, or the influx of patrons to the house, until some one laid a hand on my shoulder and quietly said, "Isn't your name Quirk?"

    The Outlet

  • On board the ship, belonging to the men, was a large monkey, whom they called Quirk, a very tame and sagacious animal, who had a peculiar aptitude for learning any trick which any person had perseverance enough to teach him.

    The Three Midshipmen

  • There was also a company of picked men, about fifty in number, known as Quirk's Scouts, made up chiefly of the remnants of Morgan's original squadron, which acted throughout the expedition as the advance-guard.

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • Lounge in Tacoma. “It just kind of started as a bedroom recording project, (a) hanging out, drinking beer kind of thing with me and Derek, †recalled Quirk, a Philadelphia transplant and Fudesco†™ s roommate.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • "It just kind of started as a bedroom recording project, (a) hanging out, drinking beer kind of thing with me and Derek," recalled Quirk, a Philadelphia transplant and Fudesco's roommate.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • However, even a descriptive grammar (such as Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech and Svartvik, and more recently Huddleston and Pullum) makes distinctions between standard forms and improper constructions, even when such constructions are observed in usage.

    My mechanic Steve

  • "Quirk," said Garnett, in the slow and sententious manner he adopted,

    Grey Town An Australian Story

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