from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of four; fourfold; growing by fours: as, quatern leaves.

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

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one


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  • And like ye evil quatern or ye hills that skirt ye skies,

    A Little Book of Western Verse

  • Cut off from all the sweets of life, how many delicious hours did he introduce into the bosom of his family when, every two weeks, he put the value of a day's labor on a _quatern_.

    Sophisms of the Protectionists


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