quarte


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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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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.
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.
Limited Tenders are invited for Maintenance Of Lawns Of Mansarovar Stadium, Subhash Chandra Bose Stadium, Back Side Of Ntpc Hospital, Children Park At D Type Quarte
This dividend is unchanged from the previous quarte and will be paid on 13 November 2015 to shareholders of record on 4 November 2015.