Usage examples for quid

  1. Will you come if I can get the aunt to fork out twenty quid? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. In 1919 the Chairman of the Republican National Committee announced that the party would raise funds for the next campaign in amounts from $ 1 to $ 1, 000. Both parties were discovering that public sentiment opposed large contributions from individuals and corporations, because they expect a quid pro quo after the election. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  3. Why, when I was single, if I got 'old of a sure thing for the three o'clock race and picked up a couple of quid, the thrill of it didn't seem to linger somehow. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  4. " Thank'ee, sir," said Big Swankie, spitting out his quid and significantly wiping his mouth. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  5. " Ravin'," said Muggins, with a shake of his head as he turned the quid in his cheek. – Sunk at Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  6. Two I know aren't tryers, and the other two I can hold in at a couple of quid apiece any day. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  7. Yet the stranger lowered his voice to a whisper, as he added: " From me to you fifty quid on account; from you to me just a sight of the place where they put it." – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  8. Hast got that half quid in thy pocket? – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  9. " Oh, no, Mr. Wilton," said Thatcher, impressed, and shifting the quid of tobacco in his lantern jaws. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  10. Then silence fell, while old Adam Selden sat rolling a quid of tobacco in his mouth and studying the stranger with inscrutable cold blue eyes. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  11. Then, there was Beau, as a tertium quid. – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  12. They thought he wasn't good for a hundred quid, did they? – Jonah by Louis Stone
  13. " Well, a man's obleeged to look out for number one, cap'n," responded the fellow, falling back and restoring his quid to his left jaw. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  14. Superos quid quaerimus ultra? – The Student's Companion to Latin Authors by George Middleton Thomas R. Mills
  15. And the iron seemed to be afraid of him this time; he flattened it more easily than if it had been a quid of tobacco. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola