Quirk

Definition of Quirk

Pronunciation: kwẽrk
n.1.A sudden turn; a starting from the point or line; hence, an artful evasion or subterfuge; a shift; a quibble; as, the quirks of a pettifogger.
2.A fit or turn; a short paroxysm; a caprice.
3.A smart retort; a quibble; a shallow conceit.
4.An irregular air; as, light quirks of music.
5.(Building) A piece of ground taken out of any regular ground plot or floor, so as to make a court, yard, etc.; - sometimes written quink.
6.(Arch.) A small channel, deeply recessed in proportion to its width, used to insulate and give relief to a convex rounded molding.
Quirk molding
a bead between two quirks.

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