Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure in exotic lands. But one does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight... Trapped in a carriage, blade at her throat, Amity is forced to listen to the most vile taunts and threats, whispered in her ear by the fiend known in the press as the Bridegroom. Her quick thinking, and a secret weapon, save her... for now. But the Bridegroom survives the wounds she inflicts. And, unwholesomely obsessed by her scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge--a man of science as well as high rank and wealth--he is determined to recapture his prey. Amity had met Benedict only recently--and under quite dramatic circumstances. She saved him from a near-fatal gunshot and accompanied him aboard a ship bound from the Caribbean to New York City. Somehow, the gossip about their hours alone in his stateroom seems to have crossed the Atlantic faster than any sailing vessel. Benedict, a spy for the Crown as well as a...

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Quick Quick, a. [Compar. {Quicker}; superl. {Quickest}.] [As. cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik, OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living, Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living, vivere to live, Gr. bi`os life, Skr. j[=i]va living, j[=i]v to live. Cf. {Biography}, {Vivid}, {Quitch grass}, {Whitlow}.] 1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to {dead} or {inanimate}. [1913 Webster]

Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. --2 Tim. iv. 1. [1913 Webster]

Man is no star, but a quick coal Of mortal fire. -- Herbert. [1913 Webster]

Note: In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in some compounds, or in particular phrases. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready. `` A quick wit.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick. [1913 Webster]

Oft he her his charge of quick return Repeated. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper. [1913 Webster]

The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and signified that he was much offended. -- Latimer. [1913 Webster]

5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen. [1913 Webster]

The air is quick there, And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. -- Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear. ``To have an open ear, a quick eye.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They say that women are so quick. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

7. Pregnant; with child. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Quick grass}. (Bot.) See {Quitch grass}.

{Quick match}. See under {Match}.

{Quick vein} (Mining), a vein of ore which is productive, not barren.

{Quick vinegar}, vinegar made by allowing a weak solution of alcohol to trickle slowly over shavings or other porous material.

{Quick water}, quicksilver water.

{Quick with child}, pregnant with a living child. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Speedy; expeditious; swift; rapid; hasty; prompt; ready; active; brisk; nimble; fleet; alert; agile; lively; sprightly. [1913 Webster]

Источник: Quick


Amanda is a female given name. Meaning worthy of being loved.

Amanda may also refer to:
* "Amanda" (song), a song by Boston
* Amanda (singer), a pop singer
* Amanda Donohoe, British actress
* Amanda Palmer, lead singer of the Dresden Dolls
* Amanda Overmyer, former "American Idol" contestant and singer
* Amanda Swafford, former contestant of "America's Next Top Model, Cycle 3" and model
* "Amanda" (novel), a 1984 novel by Candice F. Ransom
* The Amanda (award), a Norwegian movie award
* Amanda ("Highlander"), a female immortal on "Highlander: The Series"
* Amanda ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
* Amanda, Ohio
* Amanda Young, Jigsaw's apprentice from the "Saw" series of movies
* "The Amanda Show", a comedy/variety television program
* Amanda Park, Washington
* Slippy Toad's fiancée Amanda in the "Star Fox" series
* Amanda's Pennant ("Celithemis amanda"), a dragonfly

AMANDA may also be used for:

* Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array
* Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, a Unix-based backup utility

Источник: Amanda

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