quillet (n.)
quibble, equivocation, hair-splitting distinction
1H6 II.iv.17[Warwick to all] in these nice sharp quillets of the law
2H6 III.i.261[Suffolk to all, of Gloucester] do not stand on quillets how to slay him
Ham V.i.97[Hamlet to Horatio, of the skull of a lawyer] Where be his quiddities now, his quillets [F,Q1; Q2 quillites]
LLL IV.iii.286[Longaville to Berowne, of breaking their oaths honourably] Some tricks, some quillets, how to cheat the devil!
Oth III.i.23[Cassio to Clown] keep up thy quillets
Tim IV.iii.156[Timon to Phrynia and Timandra, of a lawyer] Crack the lawyer's voice, / That he may never more ... sound his quillets shrilly
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