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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quarte (Fencing) A position in thrusting or parrying, with the inside of the hand turned upward and the point of the weapon toward the adversary's right breast.
    • n Quarte Same as 2d Carte.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot
    • n quarte Same as quart.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over the course of his lifetime, the average man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen, containing about a half trillion sperm.
    • n Quarte a sequence of four cards: one of the eight thrusts and parries in fencing
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  • W. C. Fields
    “The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.”
  • Margaret Deland
    Margaret Deland
    “A pint can't hold a quart -- if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.”


Quart into a pint pot - (UK) If you try to put or get a quart into a pint pot, you try to put too much in a small space. (1 quart = 2 pints)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. quarte, prop., a fourth. Cf. Quart
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. quarte.


In literature:

Let me have another quart of milk, Lena.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Or take two ounces of rhubarb, add one ounce of rust of iron, infuse in one quart of wine.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Put in porcelain kettle with two quarts of warm water and dissolve by boiling.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
He'll never pay five cents a quart for picking berries, Peace.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Prepare a solution of coloring matter by dissolving a half ounce of diamond dye (green or red) in a quart of water.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
In 1634 the Court set the price of a single meal at sixpence, and an ale quart of beer at a penny.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
There were boiled potatoes, too, and two quarts of strong tea.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
One two-quart glass preserve jar for mixing the various ingredients.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
That night he parted with six quarts of water, and the next night could lie down and slept comfortably.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
Now, if you will pick the ripest and best, I will pay you sixteen cents a quart for them.
"The Nursery, August 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 2" by Various
Packed in bottles that make a quart of stew and in larger bottles that make 8 quarts.
"American Cookery" by Various
We'll cook a quart of prunes instead of six.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
Pour one quart of boiling water upon the contents of a tin of Nelson's Soup of the above title, stirring briskly.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Milk two and a half cents a quart, while ours is from eight to ten.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Some coal that is only a pint bottle is selling as a quart bottle.
"Conservation Through Engineering" by Franklin K. Lane
They were contending with each other to be served, and at seventy-five cents a quart!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
Pint or quart, who cares a jot?
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
I shall suppose the tea to be only five shillings the pound; the sugar only sevenpence; the milk only twopence a quart.
"Cottage Economy" by William Cobbett
A company of gentlemen entered a tavern whose sign was the Moon, and called for a quart of sack.
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
The tractor should operate all day on about 2 gallons of gasoline and a quart of oil.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee

In poetry:

Their farewell quart, beneath a
That droop'd its branches from above,
Awak'd the pure felicity
That waits upon PARENTAL LOVE.
"Richard and Kate: A suffolk Ballad" by Robert Bloomfield
Me nurse, wot was a strict t.t.
Aimed my young soul to bilk,
An' every day she flooded me
Wiv quarts an' quarts of milk.
Oh, 'ow the stuff coursed thro' each vein
An' set on fire me tiny brain.
"The Demon Milk" by C J Dennis
The villagers might call them mad;
An endless holiday they had,
Of pleasure in a serious work:
They taught by leaps where perils lurk,
And with the lambkins practised sports
For 'scaping Satan's pounds and quarts.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
Six eggs he brought, and milk a quart,
Enough for wretches of my sort
Whose life is fated to be short.
At night I laid me on the round,
In robe of buffalo wrapped round . . .
'Twas strange that I should sleep so sound.
"My Cancer Cure" by Robert W Service
Sure the Imperor of Bohay
Would be proud to dthrink the tay
That Misthress Biddy Rooney for O'Brine did pour;
And, since the days of Strongbow,
There never was such Congo—
Mitchil dthrank six quarts of it—by Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray
There were no costly habits—with which this king was curst,
Except (and where's the harm on't?)—a somewhat lively thirst;
But people must pay taxes,—and kings must have their sport,
So out of every gallon—His Grace he took a quart.
"The King Of Brentford" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

1 quart Vegetable broth or water.
HiddenReflections is MB Quart 's line of mirrored TVs.
A quart of milk, a sip of wine.
Sunbeam 4- Quart Ice Cream Maker.
3.5 quarts Manufacturer's Warranty: Limited three-year.
In 5-quart pan, brown riblets in oil.
2 quarts watermelon rind (just the white part….may have a few stripes of green and some pink), cut into 1 cubes.
Made in the U.S.A.~Four-Quart Glass Roaster .
1 quart sauerkraut, drained.
Berger Building Products, Inc. Berger Building Products Inc introduces FlashMate brushable sealant in a quart-sized can.
Makes 1 1/2 to 2 quarts.
This recipe makes 2 quarts.
Coat a 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
1 quart best-quality vanilla ice cream.
Thick mash (1.25 quart water per pound).

In science:

Evens S., Lu J.-H., Weinstein A., Transverse measures, the modular class and a cohomology pairing for Lie algebroids, Quart. J.
Poisson Manifolds, Lie Algebroids, Modular Classes: a Survey
Kranton, “Economics and identity, ” Quart. J.
Quantization of Prior Probabilities for Hypothesis Testing
Jeffreys, ”What is Hamilton’s principle?”, Quart.
On non-holonomic systems and variational principles
Garside, The Braid group and other groups Quart. J.
Hurwitz Equivalence of Braid Group Factorizations Consisting of a Semi-Frame
Rado, Intersection theorems for systems of finite sets, Quart. J.
The number of k-intersections of an intersecting family of r-sets
Milner, Some intersection theorems for systems of finite sets, Quart. J.
The number of k-intersections of an intersecting family of r-sets
Garside, The braid group and other groups, Quart. J.
On the singular braid monoid
Vassiliev, Complex resonances in acoustic waveguides, Quart. J.
Asymptotics for a resonance-counting function for potential scattering on cylinders
Parnovski, Trapped modes in acoustic waveguides, Quart. J.
Asymptotics for a resonance-counting function for potential scattering on cylinders
Xu, Twisted modules of colored lattice vertex operator superalgebras, Quart. J.
Fusion rules for the vertex operator algebras M(1)^+ and V_L^+
Ingham, On the estimation of N (σ, T ), Quart. J.
On some recent results in the theory of the zeta-function
Classical lifting process and multiplicative vector fields, Quart. J.
Deformation Quantization of Pseudo Symplectic(Poisson) Groupoids
Ramanujan, Modular equations an approximations to π, Quart. J.
Some binomial series obtained by the WZ-method
Petz, Sufficiency of channels over von Neumann algebras, Quart. J.
Sufficiency in quantum statistical inference. A survey with examples
Takuji Kashiwabara, Brown-Peterson cohomology of Ω∞Σ∞ S 2n, Quart. J.
The congruence criterion for power operations in Morava E-theory