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- n. The state or condition of being quizzical.
Also, I think “looked … quizzically” could probably be replaced with a verb that implies the quizzicalness.
He joined cachinnations with me heartily, and with a twinkling quizzicalness that somehow gave me the idea that he might be thinking
They had climbed its rocky hill, they had viewed the Mahomet Ali mosque and its columns and its carpets and had taken their guide's and their guidebook's word that it was an inferior structure although so amazingly effective from below; they had looked studiously down upon the city and tried to distinguish its minarets and towers and ancient gates, they had viewed with proper quizzicalness the imprint in the stone parapet of the hoof of that blindfolded horse which the last of the