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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.

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(language)
An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
References in classic literature ?
Fortunately, the ground where the tent had been pitched, being Just before the city gates, was hard and smooth; and while the Ant still crawled about, Glinda discovered it and ran quickly forward to effect its capture But, Just as her hand was descending, the Witch, now fairly frantic with fear, made her last transformation, and in the form of a huge Griffin sprang through the wall of the tent -- tearing the silk asunder in her rush -- and in a moment had darted away with the speed of a whirlwind.
They ran to the place where the Gump was lying and quickly tumbled aboard.
The latter saw the head of the fallen warrior crawl quickly within the aperture leading to the chamber where he had seen Tara of Helium in the clutches of a headless body.
Quickly was Beowulf fetched to the bower, the man happy in victory, at break of day.
Quickly she loosed the cords that held the canvas covering about the box, and a moment later had raised the lid and was rummaging through the heterogeneous accumulation of odds and ends within.
So that in respect to those subject states he has not to take any trouble to gain them over to himself, for the whole of them quickly rally to the state which he has acquired there.
But the duck swam quickly to her, seized her head in its beak and drew her into the water, and there the old witch had to drown.
Running quickly to the cabin door, Clayton called out that all was right, and shouted to her to open the door.
As Carthoris alone knew the hidden ways of the tunnels we could not divide the party and attack the temple at several points at once as would have been most desirable, and so it was decided that he lead us all as quickly as possible to a point near the temple's centre.
said the Rhetor quickly, apparently satisfied with this answer.
The fun came quickly enough--too quickly for Dede, who found herself against Bob's neck
In my joy I thrust my hand into the live embers, but quickly drew it out again with a cry of pain.