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qch.
interj.  a casual, cough-like utterance meaning oh.

<“How’s Andy,” he asked casually.  “Qch, fine,” said the other.  —Dorothy L. Sayers, The Five Red Herrings.>

Qqq.
n.  the name of a character with glowing yellow eyes in the novel The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.


qqq.
n.  the sound of the letter q (ChildFun.com).


qqqq.
n.  a bit of cosmic dust.

<It didn’t matter a qqqq whether the extrajovian world survived intact or turned to interstellar gravel.  —Ian Stewart, Wheelers.>

QT.
n.  secret; in confidence.

<I thought everything was on the QT, man.  Like they might be listening.  —Michael Connelly, The Narrows: A Novel.>

qwrk.
n.  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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