A small loop or bow of ribbon used in making hats, boas, etc.
Falsely presented as having medicinal powers.
(derogatory) A fraudulent healer, especially a bombastic peddler in worthless treatments, a doctor who makes false diagnoses for monetary benefit, or an untrained or poorly trained doctor who uses fraudulent credentials to attract patients
(figuratively, derogatory) Any similar charlatan or incompetent professional.
(humorous slang, mildly derogatory) Any doctor.
The sound made by a duck.
(intransitive) Of a queen bee: to make a high-pitched sound during certain stages of development.
(obsolete) To make vain and loud pretensions.
To make a noise like a duck.
To practice or commit quackery (fraudulent medicine).
A small opossum, Didelphis quica, from Guiana and Brazil
(archaic) Alive, living.
(mining, of a vein of ore) productive; not "dead" or barren
(now rare, archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
Burning, flammable, fiery.
Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
Of water: flowing.
Quickly, in a quick manner.
(cricket) A fast bowler.
Plants used in making a quickset hedge
Raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.
The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.
(transitive) To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.