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Definition: Quick match
, a. [Compar. Quicker
; superl. Quickest
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
, Quitch grass
1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead
Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were. --Chaucer.
The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and
the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. --2 Tim.
Man is no star, but a quick coal
Of mortal fire. -- Herbert.
Note: In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in
some compounds, or in particular phrases.
2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly;
agile; brisk; ready. “ A quick wit.”
3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
Oft he her his charge of quick return
4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp;
unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and
signified that he was much offended. -- Latimer.
5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
The air is quick there,
And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. -- Shak.
6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick
ear. “To have an open ear, a quick eye.”
They say that women are so quick. --Tennyson.
7. Pregnant; with child. --Shak.
. (Bot.) See Quitch grass
. See under Match
(Mining), a vein of ore which is productive, not
, vinegar made by allowing a weak solution of
alcohol to trickle slowly over shavings or other porous
, quicksilver water.
Quick with child
, pregnant with a living child.
Syn: Speedy; expeditious; swift; rapid; hasty; prompt; ready;
active; brisk; nimble; fleet; alert; agile; lively;
(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.
, 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.
, 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.
, 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,