from The Century Dictionary.

  • To quarter one's self on another by force; live by extortion.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun quoin (keystone)
  • noun coign (wedge)
  • noun obsolete coign; corner; angle

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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