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English → English (gcide) Definition: Quick match Quick \Quick\, a. [Compar. Quicker; superl. Quickest.] [As. cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik, OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living, Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living, vivere to live, Gr. bi`os life, Skr. j[=i]va living, j[=i]v to live. Cf. Biography, Vivid, Quitch grass, Whitlow.] 1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate. [1913 Webster] Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. --2 Tim. iv. 1. [1913 Webster] Man is no star, but a quick coal Of mortal fire. -- Herbert. [1913 Webster] Note: In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in some compounds, or in particular phrases. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready. “ A quick wit.” --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick. [1913 Webster] Oft he her his charge of quick return Repeated. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper. [1913 Webster] The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and signified that he was much offended. -- Latimer. [1913 Webster] 5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen. [1913 Webster] The air is quick there, And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. -- Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear. “To have an open ear, a quick eye.” --Shak. [1913 Webster] They say that women are so quick. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 7. Pregnant; with child. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Quick grass. (Bot.) See Quitch grass. Quick match. See under Match. Quick vein (Mining), a vein of ore which is productive, not barren. Quick vinegar, vinegar made by allowing a weak solution of alcohol to trickle slowly over shavings or other porous material. Quick water, quicksilver water. Quick with child, pregnant with a living child. [1913 Webster] Syn: Speedy; expeditious; swift; rapid; hasty; prompt; ready; active; brisk; nimble; fleet; alert; agile; lively; sprightly. [1913 Webster] Match \Match\ (m[a^]ch), n. [OE. macche, F. m[`e]che, F. m[`e]che, fr. L. myxa a lamp nozzle, Gr. my`xa mucus, nostril, a lamp nozzle. Cf. Mucus.] Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood or cardboard dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium. [1913 Webster] Match tub, a tub with a perforated cover for holding slow matches for firing cannon, esp. on board ship. The tub contains a little water in the bottom, for extinguishing sparks from the lighted matches. Quick match, threads of cotton or cotton wick soaked in a solution of gunpowder mixed with gum arabic and boiling water and afterwards strewed over with mealed powder. It burns at the rate of one yard in thirteen seconds, and is used as priming for heavy mortars, fireworks, etc. Slow match, slightly twisted hempen rope soaked in a solution of limewater and saltpeter or washed in a lye of water and wood ashes. It burns at the rate of four or five inches an hour, and is used for firing cannon, fireworks, etc. [1913 Webster]

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