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Quintuple time
Quintuple-ribbed
Quintupled
quintuplet
quintuplicate
quintupling
QUINTUS MEMMIUS
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus
quinzain
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quipper
Quipping
quippy
quipster
quipu
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Quipo definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quipo Qui"po, n. Same as Quipu.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quipu Qui"pu, n.; pl. Quipus. [Peruv. quipu a knot.] A contrivance employed by the ancient Peruvians, Mexicans, etc., as a substitute for writing and figures, consisting of a main cord, from which hung at certain distances smaller cords of various colors, each having a special meaning, as silver, gold, corn, soldiers. etc. Single, double, and triple knots were tied in the smaller cords, representing definite numbers. It was chiefly used for arithmetical purposes, and to register important facts and events. [Written also quipo.] --Tylor. The mysterious science of the quipus . . . supplied the Peruvians with the means of communicating their ideas to one another, and of transmitting them to future generations. --Prescott.




 


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