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The action or process of planting a quickset hedge (usually hawthorn). Also concrete: the plants used to make such a hedge collectively. Compare "quick", "quick". Now historical.
The action or process of coating metal with mercury or a solution containing mercury so as to facilitate the adherence of a layer of gold or silver to the metal surface.
Late Middle English. From quick + -ing. Compare Middle Low German quickinge reviving, refreshing<br>late Middle English. Either from quick + -ing or from quick + -ing. In later use also partly from quick + -ing<br>late 18th century; earliest use found in William Richardson (1743–1814), literary scholar. From quick + -ing.
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