Definition of "quirts" []

  • A whip with a leather thong at one end (noun)
  • To strike with a quirt (verb)
  • Plural form of quirt. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of quirt. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "quirts" in a sentence
  • "The Indian flung himself flat on the turf and rolled away into a depression where he could find partial shelter from bullets from the ravine, whence he evidently looked for them, and out from behind the knoll, bridles held high, "quirts" lashing at their ponies 'flanks, darted half a dozen painted savages, tearing down upon the spot at the top speed of their agile mounts."
  • "The shirt's painted designs probably represent war exploits: Single lines are stylized rifles, bifurcated lines are quirts riding whips, the abstract triangular torsos with faceless heads on the back of the garment might indicate coups, and the horse tracks on the right sleeve indicate successful horse raids."
  • "…I dream of horsemen in smoking hills, shadows on horseback, reed breastplates, quirts, half-breed moon."
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