quirister

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quirister (plural quiristers)

  1. Alternative form of chorister
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion song 13 p. 214[1]:
      Upon the highest spray of every mounting pole,
      Those Quirristers are pearcht with many a speckled breast.
    • 1988, Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 110):
      'You are a tweake, aren't you, Nantwich?' said Morgan, a fat, ugly, Welsh quirister, reviled by the others but being allowed, too, into the menacing conpiracy against me.