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quirk

a continuous groove in an architectural moulding

Quirk

An indentation separating one element from another, such as between moldings.

quirk

[kwərk]
(building construction)
An indentation separating one element from another, as between moldings.
A V groove in the finish-coat plaster where it abuts the return on a door or window.

quirk

1. An indentation separating one element from another, as between moldings, or between the abacus and echinus of a Doric capital.
2. A V-groove in the finish-coat plaster where it abuts the return on a door or window; reduces the possibility of cracking by freeing the two surfaces.
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The novel showcases all the author does best: quirkily engaging, full-fleshed characters; natural dialogue liberally interlaced with humor; expert pacing; an escalating mood of terror; and a panoply of creepy supernatural antagonists.
Long prized for its manifest articulation of capital, falconry now appears less triumphal than quirkily subcultural (in fact, the New York Times recently quoted Thater discussing the fact that the bird owners were initially wary of her and feared her inquiries for participation were attempts to confiscate illegal birds).
And they also rather quirkily offer snack packs of Jaffa cakes over the bar at pounds 1 for three.
Ghost Road is thus able to complete the third installment of its quirkily named Greek-themed trilogy, which began in 1995 with Elektra-La-La, followed by Clyt at Home in 2001.
With over 550 colour photographs complementing Newbury's concise and knowledgeable commentary, it details everything from the quirkily fanciful--such as Toyota's one-man concept car the PM, to more mundane and functional creations like the Ford Freestyle.
The single-storey house is anchored at one end by a quirkily faceted tower, formed from a timber frame encased in plywood which contains the dining room and a tornado shelter below and the master bedroom above.
The composer, David Yazbek, comes to Broadway from rock and roll and Late Night With David Letterman with a refreshing blast of quirkily digressive lyrics and melodies that sound new (if not exactly groundbreaking).
The eponymous Ravelstein is a Rabelaisian academic: larger than life, judgmental yet generous, seemingly gluttonous yet with quirkily refined, if huge, appetites.
For some computers, that glitch will come earlier than December 31, 1999, since some satellite clocks are quirkily programmed to change years on the night of August 31.
Walser's quirkily modernist sensibility has since endeared him to contemporary writers and thinkers as various as Martin Walser (no relation), Susan Sontag, William H.
There are quirkily humorous ensembles, like cartoon strips; solos of potent theatricality (Chryst's feral, explosive dance is a searing wail of anguish); and fluid formations presented as ritual.
Faith Gildenhuys's edition of The Bachelors Banquet (1603), an anonymous rendition of Lez Quinze Joies de Mariage, is a much less pleasing work from a literary point of view, though it was admired, quirkily, by Swinburne.