From (etyl) querele (modern French querelle), itself from (etyl) .
Replaced (etyl) sacan by 1340 as “ground for complaint”.
A verbal dispute or heated argument.
* Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
A ground of dispute or objection; a complaint.
- We got into a silly quarrel about what food to order.
* Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him. - Bible, Mark vi. 19
* You mistake, sir. I am sure no man hath any quarrel to me.'' - Shakespeare, ''Twelfth Night , Act 3, scene 4
(obsolete) earnest desire or longing.
- A few customers in the shop had some quarrel s with us, so we called for the manager.
* See also
To contend, argue strongly, squabble.
* Sir W. Temple
To find fault; to cavil.
- Beasts called sociable quarrel in hunger and lust.
- to quarrel with one's lot
(obsolete) To argue or squabble with.
* Ben Jonson
- I will not quarrel with a slight mistake.
- I had quarrelled my brother purposely.
* quarreler, quarreller
From (etyl) as "square-headed bolt for a crossbow" c.1225, from (etyl) quarel (modern French carreau), from , related to quattuor "four".
A diamond-shaped piece of coloured glass forming part of a stained glass window.
A square tile; quarry tile.
A square-headed arrow for a crossbow.
*1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), Book VII, ciii:
*:Twanged the string, out flew the quarrel long, / And through the subtle air did singing pass.
*Sir (John Mandeville) (c.1350)
*:to shoot with arrows and quarrel
*Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
*:two arblasts,with windlaces and quarrels
*1829 , (Edward Augustus Kendall),
The Olio or Museum of Entertainment , Vol.III, p.174
*:The small cross-bow, called the arbalet or arbalest, is said to have been invented by the Sicilians. It was carried by the foot-soldiers, and when used was charged with a quarrel or bar-bolt, that is, a small arrow with a flat head, one of which occasioned the death of Harold at the battle of Hastings,.
*2000 . , p.379
*:Satin scooped up his crossbow and sent a few quarrel s after them as they ran, to see them off the faster.
A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps etc. make the form nearly square.
A four-sided cutting tool or chisel with a diamond-shaped end.
To make a rattling metallic sound.
To cause something to make a rattling metallic sound.
- Like sweet bells jangled , out of tune, and harsh.
To quarrel in words; to wrangle.
- The sound from the next apartment jangled my nerves.
- Good wits will be jangling ; but, gentles, agree.
- Prussian Trenck jargons and jangles in an unmelodious manner.
A rattling metallic sound.
(obsolete) Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
- the musical jangle of sleigh bells
* somewhat harsher than jingle