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quin

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Quin \Quin\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A European scallop ( Pecten opercularis ), used as food.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. (context informal English) A quintuplet. Etymology 2 n. A European scallop, ''Pecten opercularis'', used as food.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1935, short for quintuplet , one of five.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. one of five children born at the same time from the same pregnancy [syn: quintuplet , quint ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Quin may refer to: Quinlan a male given name, Quin is a shortened form of Quinlan. Dugall Quin , a character in the folk ballad Dugall Quin Mr. Quin , a character in the short story collection The Mysterious Mr. Quin Quin (Sigilverse) , a fictional planet...

Usage examples of quin.

Binis cohortibus ad impedimenta tuenda relictis reliquum exercitum in copiosissimos agros Biturigum inducit, qui, cum latos fines et complura oppida haberent, unius legionis hibernis non potuerint contineri quin bellum pararent coniurationesque facerent.

Qua re per exploratores nuntiata Caesar legiones quas expeditas esse iusserat portis incensis intromittit atque oppido potitur, perpaucis ex hostium numero desideratis quin cuncti caperentur, quod pontis atque itinerum angustiae multitudinis fugam intercluserant.

Treveri vero atque Indutiomarus totius hiemis nullum tempus intermiserunt, quin trans Rhenum legatos mitterent, civitates sollicitarent, pecunias pollicerentur, magna parte exercitus nostri interfecta multo minorem superesse dicerent partem.

Bowmout were in the hands of a long-established and dozy firm of solicitors in Berwick-upon-Tweed, bill for quick action in this highly personal matter, Quin had selected Dick Proudfoot, of Proudfoot, Buckley and Snaith, whom he had known in Cambridge.

A son of Quin Dain, who was brought out to the halo as a speaker for Earth after the defeat of the heatseeker queen.

Thorsen brought it aboard in a computer casethe same case in which he had smuggled it down from the High Lab. He let Quin install it and gave him tech guides for it.

It wasnae perfect, mark you, but the Quin wasnae as cold in them days.

Quin might have been born on Halo Station if the old Aldebaran had been a faster ship, but he had come prematurely while they were still in space, six months out from Cotopaxi High and weeks before they found Janoort.

Quin got to know Charbon in the classroom, there to lecture on astronomy and space navigation.

Quin was at a telescope in the dome next morning, following what was left of the Spica and plotting its positions, when Charbon brought Jason to see the search gear.

Quin saw Kerry reaching for his starmist, as eager as Charbon clearly was to be rid of Jason.

Quin went to Charbon, begging permission to call and tell his mother he was still alive.

Waiting, waitingtill one sudden dawn when Quin came in with Kerry to find Charbon high off the floor.

Before that was finished, Runesong was hovering at the air lock with another call for Quin and Mindi.

The newly discovered Gaius distinctly states that it was in virtue of a law - Nec unquam dubitatum est, quin id legis vicem obtineat, cum ipse imperator per legem imperium accipiat.