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n. Chiefly British
1. Cuttings or slips of a plant suitable for hedges.
2. A hedge consisting of these plant cuttings or slips.

[quick, alive + set.]
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1. (Agriculture)
a. a plant or cutting, esp of hawthorn, set so as to form a hedge
b. such plants or cuttings collectively
2. (Agriculture) a hedge composed of such plants
(Agriculture) composed of such plants
[C15: from quick in the archaic sense live, growing + set to plant, set in the ground]
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n. Chiefly Brit.
1. a plant or cutting, esp. of hawthorn, set to grow as in a hedge.
2. a hedge of such plants.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quickset - cuttings of plants set in the ground to grow as hawthorn for hedges or vines; "a quickset of a vine planted in a vineyard"
cutting, slip - a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
Adj.1.quickset - grown from cuttings planted directly in the ground; "a quickset hawthorn hedge"
planted - set in the soil for growth
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A. ADJcompuesto de plantas vivas (esp de espinos)
B. N (= slip) → plantón m; (= hawthorn) → espino m; (= hedge) → seto m vivo (esp de espinos)
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When we were nearly at the spot the pony put down his head and threw up his heels, and sent the boy neatly over into a broad quickset hedge, and with the rein dangling from his head he set off home at a full gallop.
There were few trees, or none, those that would have grown in the hedges being mercilessly plashed down with the quickset by the tenant-farmers, the natural enemies of tree, bush, and brake.
The little house was surrounded by a low, quickset hedge, two or three feet high.
Presently the party, in full cry after an old blackbird (who was evidently used to the thing and enjoyed the fun, for he would wait till they came close to him, and then fly on for forty yards or so, and, with an impudent flicker of his tail, dart into the depths of the quickset), came beating down a high double hedge, two on each side.
It was approached by a quiet bye-road, a little way out of the town, and it stood snugly in the middle of its own plot of garden ground, protected by a good brick wall at the back and the sides, and by a high quickset hedge in front.
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One is clearly responsible for one's own house and grounds, especially if one is a homeowner, but this is a privatized sense of responsibility, the sort characterized by Alexis de Tocqueville in his classic account of New England towns as "a narrow selfishness, marked out by four sunk fences and a quickset hedge." (151) It was a broader sense of responsibility that impressed Tocqueville about New England, a willingness to take a proportionate responsibility for the care of the village.
Figure 2 shows the reattachable device for this study where a magnet disc of 25 mm diameter and 5 mm thickness is used with the 15 mm square PZT transducer attached to top of its surface using a commercial adhesive (Loctite quickset epoxy).
(FYI the heads of goats and other animals were often fixed on poles as the symbol of a meeting place.) Whickham Literally, hedge around a village - 'cwic' being OE for a quickset hedge and 'ham' meaning a village or homestead.