quick time


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quick time

n.
A military marching pace of 120 steps per minute.

quick time

n
(Military) military the normal marching rate of 120 paces to the minute. Compare double time3, double time4

quick′ time`


n.
a rate of marching in which 120 paces, each of 30 in. (76.2 cm), are taken in a minute.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quick time - a normal marching pace of 120 steps per minute
gait, pace - the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
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Meanwhile the dog in disgrace ground hard at the organ, sometimes in quick time, sometimes in slow, but never leaving off for an instant.
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Fosh-bal-soj displayed little of the cowardice of those that had attacked Bradley in the alleyway, but that may have been because he had so slight opportunity, for Bradley had him by the throat before he could utter a cry and with his right hand struck him heavily and repeatedly upon his face and over his heart--ugly, smashing, short-arm jabs of the sort that take the fight out of a man in quick time.
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