quat (quot) means: to stoop down; curchie; to crouch; squat with knees bend and head down
quawking means: squawking like a hen or bird
queer means: to puzzle (“Tom said such a queer thing to me”)
quid means: a chew of tobacco; the cud
quinterin’ means: killing scattered seals while the ship is moving through loose ice
quishin means: a cushion; name of a dance
quarter means: A 25-cent piece. It was an elaborate put-on which I almost believed.
quarterback means: To lead. Give me a quarter; I need to make a telephone call.
queen means: A male homosexual. Who is going to quarterback the meeting?
queeny means: Effeminate; girlish. He is a lovely old queen who would do anything for you.
avoir vent de qch means: get wind of something
avoir une peur bleue de qch means: be scared stiff of something
avoir une mine means: look like…
avoir une faim de loup means: be ravenous; be famished; be hungry as a bear
avoir une extinction de voix means: lose one’s voice
avoir une dent contre qn means: have a grudge against someone; hold a grudge against someone (lit.: have a tooth against someone)
avoir une araignée au plafond means: have a screw loose; have bats in one’s belfry (lit.: to have a spider in the head)
avoir un verre dans le nez means: be slightly drunk
avoir un sursaut means: be startled. 1. Ma mère eut un sursaut et me regarda dans les yeux: Tu es fou !
avoir un poil dans la main means: shy away from work; avoid work at all costs
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