quaint (adj.) Old form(s): queint
ingenious, clever, skilful
2H6 III.ii.274[Suffolk to Salisbury] you ... were glad to be employed, / To show how quaint an orator you are
Tem I.ii.317[Prospero to Ariel] My quaint Ariel [or: pretty]
Tem III.iii.54.2[stage direction] with a quaint device, the banquet vanishes
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