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Definition of quaich

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noun

  1. [obsolete] A traditional, shallow, two-handled Scottish cup symbolising friendship. It was originally used to toast the arrival or departure of a visitor.

Explanation

Quaich: A quaich, archaically quaigh, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

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Google previewThe Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist, (1890)

A Quarterly Journal and Review Devoted to the Study of Early Pagan and Christian Antiquities of Great Britain by Llewellyn Frederick William Jewitt, John Charles Cox, John Romilly Allen

The quaich is an essentially national form of cup, peculiar to Scotland. Under the same head " Domestic Life," the numerous objects connected with Scottish archery meetings, and which were exhibited, are carefully described, and the subject ...

Google previewScottish Culture and Traditions (2010)

by Norman C Milne

The quaich is a round bowl with two or three lugs at the top for holding. In some examples the quaich was made from different coloured staves of wood for example, ebony and boxwood adorned with silver. Stuart mentions that in some ...

Google previewThe Reliquary (1890)

The quaich is an essentially national form of cup, peculiar to Scotland. Under the same head “Domestic Life,” the numerous objects connected with Scottish archery meetings, and which were exhibited, are carefully described, and the subject ...

Google previewMore Brilliant Answers (2010)

by Aqa 63336

how do u spellthat bowl with handles that udrink whisky outof made of silver or pewter A quaich is a small whisky cup, usually made from silver. It has two handles.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

QUAICH, or QUAIGH, a form  ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (2006)

by Gordon Campbell

Larger quaiches were used as ceremonial drinking cups or possibly communion cups. The quaich was originally made of wooden staves hooped together or of horn or bone, possibly with silver mounts. Later examples were made entirely of ...

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Scrabble value of Q10U1A1I1C3H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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