from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fourth defensive position, with the sword hand held at chest height, and the tip of the sword at neck height.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as 2d Carte.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as quart.


French (Wiktionary)


  • Once, indeed, thrusting in quarte, Tracy's point, aimed too high, flashed above the other's guard and ripped the cambric shirt at the sleeve.

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • His Grace fell back a pace, parrying in quarte, and as John with a quick twist changed to quarte also and the blades crossed, Tracy lunged forward the length of his arm, and a deep red splash stained the whiteness of my lord's sleeve at the shoulder.

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • The steel sung with our quick changes from 'quarte' to 'tierce'.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • He found striking analogies between a hit in 'quarte' or

    The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Complete

  • He found striking analogies between a hit in 'quarte' or 'tierce' with the intervals of music which bears those names: when he made a feint he cried out, "take care of this 'diesis'," because anciently they called the 'diesis' a feint: and when he had made the foil fly from my hand, he would add, with a sneer, that this was a pause: in a word, I never in my life saw a more insupportable pedant.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • That topped expectations, and fueled hopes that liquid-crystal-display panel industry prices will bottom in the fourth quarte r.

    Asia Shares Rise, Led by Tech

  • "Coinstar made meaningful contributions to our gains this year, making up about a quarte r of our total return, a large part of which was due to trading around the position," Mr. Johnson said.

    LaGrange Funds Turn Cautious After Big 2010 Gains

  • About this time last year, Mr. Nadal was writhing in pain on the court as a recurring knee injury forced him to retire from his Australian Open quarte rfinal.

    Five Sizzling Tennis Questions

  • I am sad that it wasn't as good as it should've been, and for 13 years with over a quarte million budget... it should have been.

    The Projection Booth

  • In the first quarte, German real-estate funds accounted for about 40% of the £972 million of investment in the City, according to Deborah Hayward,

    Flush German Funds Move In


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