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  • n. Plural form of quire.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of quire.

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Examples

  • To her faithful eye were addressed those formidable quires which issued forth from Mervyn-hall on the wings of the post, while Miss Mannering was a guest there.

    Chapter XVII

  • To her faithful eye were addressed those formidable quires which issued forth from Mervyn Hall on the wings of the post while Miss Mannering was a guest there.

    Guy Mannering

  • To her faithful eye were addressed those formidable quires which issued forth from Mervyn Hall on the wings of the post while Miss

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • To her faithful eye were addressed those formidable quires which issued forth from

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • So she doesn't hate gay people (or "quires", as she calls them), she just wants them to live in fear and shame.

    Pam's House Blend - Front Page

  • These background checks are outsourced to a corporate security office. _____________ quires that employees pass provide updated medical physicals, passports, and training requirements.

    David Isenberg: The GAO Transcripts, Part 17: Use of PSC is Cost Prohibitive

  • The other matter is that up through the 1820s publishers didn't issue "finished" editions for authors to sign; you bought a book in quires of printed pages and, if you chose and could afford to, took them to a bookbinder.

    Beware Rare Book Forgeries

  • Each 1/24th of a second re-quires five megabytes of memory.

    High Tech In Toon Town

  • In the better and wiser tone of feeling with Ovid only expresses in one line to retract in that which follows, I can address these quires —

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • After several attempts to peruse the quires of paper thus singularly conferred on me, in which I was interrupted by the most inexplicable fits of yawning, I at length, in a sort of despair, communicated them to our village club, from whom they found a more favourable reception than the unlucky conformation of my nerves had been able to afford them.

    The Monastery

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