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Word: quaint

Definition: odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque


Sentences Containing 'quaint'

Although all medical practitioners now require a degree, the traditional title of 'Mr' had continued to apply to surgeons as a quaint anachronism.
Following the ceremony, Arthur and Catherine left the Cathedral and headed for Baynard's Castle, where they were entertained by "the best voiced children of the King's chapel, who sang right sweetly with quaint harmony".
Following the southernmost peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the route is surrounded with peach orchards, quaint villages, and parks.
In 1996, the town changed its status to a city, and adopted the mayor and municipal council form of government, although it retained the title "Town of Amesbury", as voters "thought Amesbury was too small and quaint to be a city".
It's a quaint place, and they are quaint company, and it's quite a new sensation to mix with them.'
Located just 2 blocks West is the quaint shopping district of Linden Hills, often referred to as "a small town in the City".
One old Sag-Harbor whaleman's chief reason for questioning the Hebrew story was this:--He had one of those quaint old-fashioned Bibles, embellished with curious, unscientific plates; one of which represented Jonah's whale with two spouts in his head--a peculiarity only true with respect to a species of the Leviathan (the Right Whale, and the varieties of that order), concerning which the fishermen have this saying, "A penny roll would choke him"; his swallow is so very small.
said Dora, and still being on my knee, she traced them with her pencil; putting it to her rosy lips to make it mark blacker, and working at my forehead with a quaint little mockery of being industrious, that quite delighted me in spite of myself.
The novelist Henry Kingsley (1830–1876) wrote ""Stretton"" based around this area, and Oliver Sandys' book, ""Quaint Place"" is set in Church Stretton.
The old-fashioned brass knocker on the low arched door, ornamented with carved garlands of fruit and flowers, twinkled like a star; the two stone steps descending to the door were as white as if they had been covered with fair linen; and all the angles and corners, and carvings and mouldings, and quaint little panes of glass, and quainter little windows, though as old as the hills, were as pure as any snow that ever fell upon the hills.
The railway station was never busy and very quaint.
There are public footpaths and bridleways from here towards the quaint village of Bothal with its photogenic castle above the river.
There was no one in the quaint old drawing-room, though it presented tokens of Mrs. Heep's whereabouts.
These quaint modes of transport also employ the pre-negotiated fare system In 1999, the environmentally unsound "bread cars" (Minivans) ("mianbao che", a.k.a. "miandi") were decommissioned in a stringent manner.
They receive ample use not only from local residents taking the train but from city residents visiting the village, as the station is adjacent to the quaint shops and streets of the Cold Spring Historic District. Hikers can often be seen around the station on warmer weekends, headed to or from the nearby peaks of the Hudson Highlands, since service here is regular while the more convenient Breakneck Ridge is merely a flag stop.
We accordingly went up a wonderful old staircase; with a balustrade so broad that we might have gone up that, almost as easily; and into a shady old drawing-room, lighted by some three or four of the quaint windows I had looked up at from the street: which had old oak seats in them, that seemed to have come of the same trees as the shining oak floor, and the great beams in the ceiling.
When I saw you, for the first time, coming out at the door, with your quaint little basket of keys hanging at your side?'
You may have seen many a quaint craft in your day, for aught I know;--square-toed luggers; mountainous Japanese junks; butter-box galliots, and what not; but take my word for it, you never saw such a rare old craft as this same rare old Pequod.

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