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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Quash vs. squash
As a verb, squash means to beat, squeeze, press, or crush something into a flattened mass. As a noun, it denotes the family of tendril-bearing plants with leathery rinds and edible fruit, and squash is also racket game played in a closed-walled court with a rubber ball. Quash means (1) to set aside or annul by judicial action, and (2) to suppress forcibly and completely. When squash is used figuratively, its meaning can come very close to the second sense of quash.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 4:26:00 AM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: mindburglar

quash vs. squash

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Did I remember to thank you?

(and we haven’t even got to quell, squelch, stanch or quench!)


16 posted on 10/31/2012 7:23:54 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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