quadrille


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quadrille \Qua*drille"\, n. [F. quadrille, n. fem., fr. Sp.
   cuadrilla meeting of four or more persons or It. quadriglia a
   band of soldiers, a sort of dance; dim. fr. L. quadra a
   square, fr. quattuor four. See Quadrate.]
   1. A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples
      of dancers being in each set.
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   2. The appropriate music for a quadrille.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quadrille \Qua*drille"\, n. [F. quadrille, n. masc., cf. It.
   quadriglio; or perhaps from the Spanish. See Quadrille a
   dance.]
   A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the
   remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and
   eights are discarded. --Hoyle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quadrill'e \Qua`dril`l['e]"\, a. [F.] (Art)
   Marked with squares, generally by thin lines crossing at
   right angles and at equal intervals; as, quadrill['e] paper,
   or plotting paper.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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