from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. quoin (keystone)
  • n. coign (wedge)
  • n. coign; corner; angle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A quoin.
  • n. The practice of quartering one's self as landlord on a tenant; a quartering of one's self on anybody.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To quarter one's self on another by force; live by extortion.
  • n. In Ireland, formerly, the custom of landlords quartering themselves upon their tenants at pleasure. The term appears to have been applied also to the forcible billeting of others, as of soldiers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the keystone of an arch
  • n. expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase


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