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quarte

(kart)
n
(Fencing) the fourth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
[C18: from French, fem of quart a quarter]
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And without losing a minute, thinking he saw an opening, he thrust his right in and forced Mordaunt to parry a counter en quarte so fine that the point of the weapon might have turned within a wedding ring.
In spite of the complaints of the French as to the nonobservance of the rules, in spite of the fact that to some highly placed Russians it seemed rather disgraceful to fight with a cudgel and they wanted to assume a pose en quarte or en tierce according to all the rules, and to make an adroit thrust en prime, and so on- the cudgel of the people's war was lifted with all its menacing and majestic strength, and without consulting anyone's tastes or rules and regardless of anything else, it rose and fell with stupid simplicity, but consistently, and belabored the French till the whole invasion had perished.
Il faut reconnaitre que cette course support au pari Quarte et Quinte reste difficile a dechiffrer afin de determiner le cinq gagnant, ce qui, il faut l'admettre, n'est pas sans difficultes car de par le nombre assez important de partants ou il faudra gerer de maniere intelligente sa course, des outsiders qui donnent l'impression de se chercher peuvent pointer a l'arrivee sans crier gare.
Des amateurs du tierce, quinte et quarte, des jeux de cartes et du billard, attires incontestablement par l'appat du gain, ont occupe a Hay Oulfa un cafe qui affiche regulierement complet.
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