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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUOIT

A quoit that falls with its flat side upward does not count.

She took off her hat, and threw it, like a quoit, on to the bed.

The quoit was the ancient weapon of the Sikh, who calls it chakar.

And in throwing the quoit Elatrius excelled; and in leaping at the bar, Amphialus.

His one hand slipped into his pocket and clutched the quoit.

Democritus, that it is like a quoit externally, and hollow in the middle.

Disciform or Disk-shaped, flat and circular, like a disk or quoit.

In deep gravity they tossed a ball, or pitched a quoit, or engaged in wrestling.

Contestants are given some object like a quoit, a block of wood, etc.

Drooping like Hyacinthus beneath the blow of the quoit, he sank on Amyas's arm.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "curling stone," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French coite "flat stone" (with which the game was originally played), literally "cushion," variant of coilte (see quilt (n.)). Quoits were among the games prohibited by Edward III and Richard II to encourage archery. In reference to a heavy flat iron ring (and the tossing game played with it) it is recorded from mid-15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUOIT

disk

nounround object
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