Are there words that have two letter "q" in them?

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  1. draqon Banned Banned

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    Are there words that have two letter "q" in them?

    Quasar has one letter q...

    are there words that got 2 q's?
     
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  3. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    A quinquagenarian is a person whose age starts with a 5; 50 through 59. Quinque is the Latin word for "five" so there are bound to be a few scholarly words floating around which were formed from that root.
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    sweet, thank you.
     
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  7. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    quaquaversal... domelike, dipping in all directions

    Queequeg....Melville's harpooner in Moby Dick
     
  8. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Quaquaversal. Nice word.
    I like it.

    Quaquaversal \Qua`qua*ver"sal\, a. [L. quaqua wheresoever,
    whithersoever + versus, p. p. of vertere to turn.]
    1. Turning or dipping in any or every direction.

    2. (Geol.) Dipping toward all points of the compass round a
    center, as beds of lava round a crater.
    (Websters 1913)


    And useful too.
    You could say that George W was being quaquaversal when he was having shoes thrown at him. I can't help admiring the cool way he dodged those shoes.
     
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  9. draqon Banned Banned

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    Quaquaversal spiritual approach to life by a Buddhist.
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

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    Quinque or Quinquevalent.
     
  11. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    Equivoque is a nice one that doesn't have it's root in "quinque" and doesn't start with q.

    It is the noun form of equivocal - e.g. an equivocal word or expression
     

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