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quick

Biology
1. composed of living plants
2. any area of living flesh that is highly sensitive to pain or touch, esp that under a toenail or fingernail or around a healing wound

quick

[kwik]
(geology)
Referring to a sediment that, when mixed with or absorbing water, becomes extremely soft, incoherent, or loose, and is capable of flowing easily under load or by force of gravity.
Referring to a soil in which a decrease in effective stress allows water to flow upward with sufficient velocity to reduce significantly the soil's bearing capacity.
Referring to a highly porous soil that readily absorbs heat.
(mining engineering)
Referring to an economically valuable or productive mineral deposit.

QUICK

(language)
An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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Rope length adjustments are performed by simply pulling on the rope, allowing for quick one-handed line adjustments while anchoring, setting sea anchors or drift socks, and for connecting and adjusting boat fenders.
3 : fast in learning or understanding : mentally alert <a quick mind>
That's because the last guy who worked for him was convicted of stealing $54,000 over a couple years when Quick first bought the gun shop.
Quick couplers are especially popular in the demolition industry, where carriers like excavators are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks on the jobsite, Kausch says.
Initial issue to units will be configured with quick disconnect fittings based on the helicopter models in the unit.
Quick has told me more than I want to know about the microbes that flourish in the local water.
A quick search of the web turns up numerous companies producing freeze-dried foods for backpacking, some of which are vegetarian.
Coaching tips: On balanced formations, you can pull the strongside guard rather than the tackle, producing a very quick FB counter trap.
Nowadays, quick changeovers can even be made without tools, unlike prior designs in which the mold package was typically bolted onto the machine platens and required considerable time to remove, change, and set-up, says Henk Hoogendoorn, sales manager at Zed Industries.
Quick Spikes are an apparatus that stretches around the base of your footwear and attaches golf spikes to the shoe or sneaker, thus turning it into a golf shoe.