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Quicken

A popular financial management program for PCs and Macs from Intuit, Inc., Mountain View, CA (www.intuit.com). It is used to write checks, organize investments and produce a variety of reports for personal finance and small business.
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The hand continued slowly to descend, while he crouched beneath it, eyeing it malignantly, his snarl growing shorter and shorter as, with quickening breath, it approached its culmination.
I could feel my own heart quickening its beat, with a fear that was a mystery to me.
It might be described as a quickening into life of old words and notions latent in the semi-barbarous Latin, and putting a new meaning into them.
There came a quickening of all his perceptions and a restlessness.
Unconsciously they were walking with quickening steps down the long sweep of road on the other side of the high crescent, Father Brown leading briskly, though in silence.