Quacksalver

Quack"sal*ver

(?), n. [D. kwakzalver; cf. kwakzalven to quack or boast of one's salves. See Quack, Salve, n.] One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan; a quack; a mountebank. [Obs.] Burton.
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Quad

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Quade

(?) }, a. [Akin to AS. cwd, cwead, dung, evil, G. kot, dung, OHG. qut.] Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind. [Obs.]
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Sooth play, quad play, as the Fleming saith.
Chaucer.
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