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1 Small acute-angled channel, groove, or deep indent by which a moulding stands out from its ground, commonly found in Gothic work. Any deep groove separating one moulding from another or from a flat plane or ground. In the latter case a quirk-bead would have a quirk on each or one side so that it would be flush with both planes or one.

2 Reentrant angle, such as a piece taken out of a regular figure. A rectangular room with a corner boxed in for e.g. a staircase would be classed as having a quirk.

3 Quarrel (1).

Subjects: Architecture.


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