quist

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See also: Quist

English[edit]

A grey bird standing on a post.
A quist or wood pigeon.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English quiste, quyste, quyshte, variants of Middle English couschot, cowschote, cowscott, from Old English cūsċeote (wood pigeon, ringdove). Doublet of cushat.

Noun[edit]

quist (plural quists)

  1. (Midlands) The wood pigeon, Columba palumbus.
    • 2012 June 26, tegater [username], “Quists, spugs and egg and bacon”, in The Hunting Life Forums[1]:
      It got me thinking about other names we used to call things when we were younger that for some reason as I got older we stopped doing.¶ For example the common woody was a quist, and the sparrow that we so used to love hunting on the summer hedgerows, once the wheat had been cut, were "spugs or spuggies"

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

quist

  1. Alternative form of quiste