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Old 09-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #81
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Does it walk like a duck and talk like a duck? (Canard is French for duck, is it not?)
Yes it is.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:07 AM   #82
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quetzal (n)

/ket sl′/
  1. a crested trogon bird (Pharomachrus mocinno) of Central America, usually brilliant green above and red below, with long, streaming tail feathers in the male
  2. pl. quetzales the basic monetary unit of Guatemala
Origin: AmSp < Nahuatl quetzaltototl < quetzalli, tail feather + tototls, bird
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:40 PM   #83
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(medicine) Any adverse effect (or complication) resulting from medical
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Not constrained, not restrained, or not confined.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #85
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quipu (n.)


/kēpo̵̅o̅, kwipo̵̅o̅/

A device consisting of an arrangement of cords variously colored and knotted, used by the ancient Peruvians to keep accounts, record events, etc.

Origin: AmSp quipo < Quechua khpu (also sp. quipu), knot
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maybe the origin of tying string on your finger as a memory aid...
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Full of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion.
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(Computing, mathematics, linguistics) Taking a variable number of
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quadrivial (adj)



/kwo-driv-ee-uhl/

1.having four ways or roads meeting in a point.
2. (of ways or roads) leading in four directions.
3. of or pertaining to the quadrivium.



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1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin quadriviālis, equivalent to Late Latin quadrivi ( um ) quadrivium + -ālis -al
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In memory (of); as a memorial.
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