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. a casual, cough-like utterance meaning
“How’s Andy,” he asked casually. “Qch, fine,” said the other
. —Dorothy L. Sayers,
The Five Red Herrings
. the name of a character with glowing yellow eyes in the novel
The Martian Chronicles
by Ray Bradbury.
. the sound of the letter q (ChildFun.com).
. a bit of cosmic dust.
It didn’t matter a qqqq whether the extrajovian world survived intact or turned to interstellar gravel
. —Ian Stewart,
. secret; in confidence.
I thought everything was on the QT, man. Like they might be listening
. —Michael Connelly,
The Narrows: A Novel
. a peculiar behavior; quirk. This particular spelling highlights the idiosyncratic nature of a quirk.
I find little qwrks in the game that I’d like to fix
. —Cyber 1, GamePort.com.>
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