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The 'quaich' is a small, Scottish, two handled, drinking bowl. The name comes from 'cuach', the Gaelic for 'cup'.
The quaich is very similar to the porringer, though a little smaller.
See also: âporringerâ.
- quaking pudding *
A light custard pudding boiled in a cloth. See also 'cloth puddings'.
A quart is a unit of volume, equal to 2 pints (1.14 litres) . 4 quarts is equal to 1 gallon. Once commonly used but this quantity is hardly mentioned these days.
A once common expression: "You can't get a quart into a pint pot".
See also 'chopin'.
- quarter - weight
The 'quarter' is a unit of weight, equal to 2 stones and 4 quarters equals 1 hundredweight, hence the name. The general use of this unit seems to have died out around the 1940's.
- quarter / tod / seam - volume
The 'quarter', 'tod' and 'seam' are obscure units of volume equal to 64 gallons.
A 'quern' is an early hand driven grindstone (various designs) and an item which turns up regularly on archaeological digs, usually broken or worn thin, but occasionally intact and useable.
Flour would have been ground on a quern every day, giving rise to the expression 'daily grind', and it would have taken about an hours worth of effort a day to create sufficient flour to feed a family.
- quince cheese
Made from quince. See also 'cheese', 'fruit cheese', and 'medlar cheese'.