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quaint
used in The Mill on the Floss

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unusual in an interesting or pleasing way — especially when old-fashioned
  • Doubtless there are many houses standing now on which those honest citizens turned their backs in sorrow,—quaint-gabled houses looking on the river, jammed between newer warehouses, and penetrated by surprising passages, which turn and turn at sharp angles till they lead you out on a muddy strand overflowed continually by the rushing tide.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (18% in)
  • ...were there; and it would have been worth while to come even from a distance, to see the fine old hall, with its open roof and carved oaken rafters, and great oaken folding-doors, and light shed down from a height on the many-colored show beneath; a very quaint place, with broad faded stripes painted on the walls, and here and there a show of heraldic animals of a bristly, long-snouted character, the cherished emblems of a noble family once the seigniors of this now civic hall.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (6% in)

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