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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUART

Take that stuff away and bring me a bottle of '82—a quart, mind you—if you haven't the '71.'

Prepare a thin syrup of a pound of loaf-sugar to a quart of water.

Mix all together, and moisten it with a quart of Madeira, and a pint of brandy.

Mix all thoroughly, moistening it with a quart of bottled or sweet cider.

Take a quart of milk, which must be made warm, but not boiling.

Or you may blanch a quart of ground-nuts and put them in instead of the almonds.

Melt a quarter of a pound of fresh butter in a quart of milk.

Let it boil till the liquid is reduced to one quart, and skim it well.

Measure a quart of boiling water, and set it away to get cold.

Put it into a saucepan, with the quart of water, and boil gently for two hours.

WORD ORIGIN

"one-fourth of a gallon," early 14c., from Old French quarte "a fourth part" (13c.), from Latin quarta (pars), from fem. of quartus "the fourth," related to quattuor "four," from PIE root *kewtwor- (see four). Cf. Latin quartarius "fourth part," also the name of a small liquid measure (the fourth part of a sextarius), which was about the same as an English pint.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUART

liquid measure

noununit of capacity for liquids
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