Quaintise
Quaintise Quain"tise, n. [OF. cointise.] 1. Craft; subtlety; cunning. [Obs.] --Chaucer. R. of Glouces. [1913 Webster]

2. Elegance; beauty. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • quaintise — sb. == device. RG. 19 …   Oldest English Words

  • quaintise — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Queintise — Queint ise, n. See {Quaintise}. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contoise — ˌkäntəˈwēz noun ( s) Etymology: by alteration : cointise * * * contoise erron. f. cointise, quaintise. Boutell Heraldry Hist. & Pop. (ed. 3) 267 …   Useful english dictionary

  • countise — var. of quaintise, Obs., cunning …   Useful english dictionary

  • coynt — coynt, eliche, ice, ise obs. ff. quaint, ly, quaintise …   Useful english dictionary

  • kointise — kointise, koir obs. ff. quaintise, coir …   Useful english dictionary

  • koir — kointise, koir obs. ff. quaintise, coir …   Useful english dictionary

  • quintis — variant of quaintise …   Useful english dictionary

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