Vocabulary : Qua to QuackishQua : In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.
Quab : An unfledged bird; hence, something immature or unfinished. ;; See Quob, v. i.
Qua-bird : The American night heron. See under Night.
Quacha : The quagga.
Quack : To utter a sound like the cry of a duck. ;; To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast. ;; To act the part of a quack, or pretender. ;; The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise. ;; A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner. ;; Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan. ;; Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor.