Quade

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Quade Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind. "Sooth play, quad play, as the Fleming saith."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quade To spoil or destroy.
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Quotations

  • Rev. W. A. Spooner
    Rev. W. A. Spooner
    “Sir, you have tasted two whole worms; you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught fighting a liar in the quad; you will leave by the next town drain.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to AS. cwǣd, cwead, dung, evil, G. kot, dung, OHG. quāt,

Usage

In literature:

The servant soon brought in word that the men were assembled in the quad, and the archdeacon, big with his purpose, rose to address them.
"The Warden" by Anthony Trollope
Mr. Smalls has just moved hisself to the other quad, and that's why the rooms is vacant, sir.
"The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III" by Cuthbert Bede
If you'll allow me to wheel you into the quad I'll show you my windows of thirty years ago.
"A Passionate Pilgrim" by Henry James
A very expressive phrase in common use is to "quad" or "quat"; it is equivalent to the word "squat.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
I hunt sometimes, and go straight if the quad.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
I drew a prize in the shape of the common side of the first Boston quad.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
QUAD'RUPED: quadru + ped = a four-footed animal.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
Dick walked on in the dusk, wondering to himself whether Braider would get into a row for kicking up that uproar in the Quad.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
What was that noise in the quad, last night?
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
What harm, Parson would like to know, was there in seeing a friend across the quad?
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
The chapel was entered from quad by two iron gates, with the same lofty railings which guarded the entrance on each side.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
I should like to see you flying round the quad!
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
Should there be a bonfire in the quad, it is he who comes out and frantically attempts to put it out.
"Oxford" by Frederick Douglas How
I'll see you in the Quad before noon to-morrow.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Do you see that new girl crossing the quad?
"The Nicest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
She walked round the quad with Marjorie.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
On the morning after Theodore Bransby's visit to her house, Mrs. Dobbs put on her bonnet and set off betimes to College Quad.
"That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 1(of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
Mary Rayne and the Burton girls seldom appeared in College Quad now that Constance was away.
"That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 2(of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
They walked together to the old house in College Quad, where, however, their news had preceded them.
"That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 3(of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
Mr. Girdlestone, then an undergraduate at New College, had on one occasion to call on Lewis Carroll at his rooms in Tom Quad.
"The Story of Lewis Carroll" by Isa Bowman
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In poetry:

They left the peaceful river,
The cricket-field, the quad,
The shaven lawns of Oxford,
To seek a bloody sod—
They gave their merry youth away
For country and for God.
"The Spires Of Oxford" by Winifred Mary Letts
But up came the brave Bow Street runners - 'Hurray!'
And he had to let many a pie burn
While they dragged him to quad, And next day Sweeney Todd
Was condemned to be switched off at Tyburn.
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee

In news:

Quade Cooper could quit Australian rugby after offered incentive-based contract.
Services for Gerald "Jerry" W. Quade , 89, of Fairmont, Minn. 30 pm, Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012, at St Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont.
Quade Chappuis making most of his chance to start.
Quade v Donovan, Continued.
Sports Cubs manager Mike Quade is out.
As Mike Quade awaits word on his fate as Chicago Cubs manager, his former boss sympathizes with his difficult position and hopes the new front office gives him a chance to return.
Epstein, Hoyer meet with Quade .
Cubs top man will give Quade chance to make his case.
Cubs manager Mike Quade will get a chance to lobby for his job, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein confirmed Tuesday.
Quade 's done, right.
Quade misses Z's arm, but not sure of fit.
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade made it clear on Wednesday that the return of Carlos Zambrano for 2012 was doubtful.
Before the final home game of the season Wednesday, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade said he believes he will return in 2012.
Quade sees Reds as favorites.
Bright sunshine, mild temperatures and variable conditions greeted hundreds of skiers and riders that rode the Facelift quad chair to the Upper Valley, Lower Valley and Fox trails.
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In science:

We want to be able to recognize images with a wide range of angular sizes, so we want to choose quads of a variety of sizes.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
We expect that brighter stars will be more likely to be found in our query images, so we want to build quads out of bright stars preferentially.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
We handle the wide range of angular sizes by building a series of sub-indices, each of which contains quads whose quads have scales within a small range (for example, a factor of two).
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
At some level this is simply an implementation detail: we could recombine the sub-indices into a single index, but in what follows it is helpful to be able to assume that the sub-index will be asked to recognize query images whose angular sizes are similar to the size of the quads it contains.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Next, we visit each grid cell and attempt to find a quad within the acceptable range of angular sizes and whose center lies within the grid cell.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Fig. 3.— The same region of sky as shown in the previous figure, showing the HEALPix grid, and the quads that are created during the first pass through the grid cells.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
The quads must have a diameter (the distance between the two most distant stars) within a given range— in this case, 1 to √2 times the side-length of the grid cells.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
In each grid cell, the system attempts to build a quad whose center (i.e., midpoint of the diameter line)—marked with an × in the figure—is within the grid cell.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Fig. 4.— The same region of sky as in the previous figures, showing the quads that are created after the second round of attempting to build a quad in each grid cell.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
We repeat this process, sweeping through the grid cells and attempting to build a quad in each one, a number of times.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
In some grid cells we will be unable to find an acceptable quad, so after this process has finished we make further passes through the grid cells, removing the restriction on the number of times a star can be used, since it is better to have a quad comprised of over-used stars than no quad at all.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Typically we make a total of 16 passes over the grid cells, and allow each star to be used in up to 8 quads.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Figures 3 and 4 show the quads built during the first two rounds of quad-building in our running example.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
In principle, an index is simply a list of quads, where for each quad we store its geometric hash code, and the identities of the four stars of which it is composed (from which we can look up their positions on the sky).
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
We therefore organize the hash codes into a kd-tree data structure, which allows rapid retrieval of all quads whose hash codes are in the neighborhood of any given query hash code.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
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