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quint

1. an organ stop sounding a note a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed
2. Piquet a sequence of five cards in the same suit
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Oregon State University Animal Sciences Professor Jim Thompson, a sheep specialist who also provides Extension Service advice on other small ruminants, estimated that goat quints occur in about one of every 100,000 births.
Although Suzanne's mother and one of her sisters had twins, she didn't expect quints.
Daughter Ashlee, the first-born of the quints, also requires special medical attention.
To the average onlooker, Ashlee and the other quints are marvels of nature.
The dispute broke out last spring after the Quints, who live next to the country club's golf course, cut down two 40-foot Douglas fir trees and a 65-foot maple.
Whether the Quints had received permission to fell the trees and whether all of the trees were on golf course property were the key questions in the dispute.
In a lawsuit filed last June in Lane County Circuit Court, the club said the Quints did not have permission to cut down the trees, making the act illegal under state law.
One minute and 35 seconds later, all the quints had arrived, Towers said.
It's a lot of fun, our first set of quints," Towers said.
In his introduction to this new translation, the second in the last five years, of five cantos that were never included in Ariosto's Orlando furioso, David Quint persuasively argues that the Cinque Canti break off in imitation of "the most famous unfinished poem of classical literature, the Pharsalia, or De bello civile, of Lucan" (6).
Quint himself retracts part of his argument when he admits that Charlemagne does escape with his horse at Prague.