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quaint
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
unusual in an interesting or pleasing way — especially when old-fashioned
  • Against these far stretches of country rose, in front of the other city edifices, a large red-brick building, with level gray roofs, and rows of short barred windows bespeaking captivity, the whole contrasting greatly by its formalism with the quaint irregularities of the Gothic erections.
    7 — Fulfilment (98% in)
  • She thought of the child consigned to the nethermost corner of hell, as its double doom for lack of baptism and lack of legitimacy; saw the arch-fiend tossing it with his three-pronged fork, like the one they used for heating the oven on baking days; to which picture she added many other quaint and curious details of torment sometimes taught the young in this Christian country.
    2 — Maiden No More (73% in)

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