from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To quaver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as quab.
  • n. Same as quab, 2.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Gordon-Nasmyth reappeared and mentioned in an incidental way that he had been to Paraguay on private (and we guessed passionate) affairs, the business of the "quap" expedition had to be begun again at the beginning.

    Tono Bungay

  • One of these Indians, Co-quap, was taken prisoner and was killed at St. Thomas.

    Mormon Settlement in Arizona A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert

  • More and more real it grew until at last it was real, until at last I saw with my eyes the heaps my imagination had seen for so long, and felt between my fingers again that half-gritty, half soft texture of quap, like sanded moist-sugar mixed with clay in which there stirs something --

    Tono Bungay

  • But there is something -- the only word that comes near it is CANCEROUS -- and that is not very near, about the whole of quap, something that creeps and lives as a disease lives by destroying; an elemental stirring and disarrangement, incalculably maleficent and strange.

    Tono Bungay

  • Mordet Island rounded and the quap, it might be within a day of us.

    Tono Bungay

  • I believe that the primary influence of the quap upon us was to increase the conductivity of our nerves, but that is a mere unjustifiable speculation on my part.

    Tono Bungay

  • And there came Capern's discovery of what he called the ideal filament and with it an altogether less problematical quality about the business side of quap.

    Tono Bungay

  • Coming back on the brig we were all ill, every one of us, so soon as we got to sea, poisoned, I firmly believe, by quap.

    Tono Bungay

  • Fifty tons of quap and we'd turn that bit of theorising into something.

    Tono Bungay

  • And in the midst, two clumsy heaps shaped like the backs of hogs, one small, one great, sticking out under a rib of rock that cuts the space across, -- quap!

    Tono Bungay


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    Prussian Mennonites 18th century
    giant eel pout, tadpole
    Family name in Alberta Canada region
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    Korean owns domain names, etc
    relating to a measure of marijuana
    throb of the heart

    November 2, 2009