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Winwin001
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:19:43 AM
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poem - It couldn't be done by Edgar Albert guest

...And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
with a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin.
Without any doubting or quiddit.

What does quiddit mean?

Thanks
Kami
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:49:40 AM
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Winwin001 wrote:
poem - It couldn't be done by Edgar Albert guest

...And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
with a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin.
Without any doubting or quiddit.

What does quiddit mean?

Thanks


Look up the meaning of "quiddit" in this same dictionary you've posted your question.
zielonosiwy
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:39:44 AM
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I think TDF does not have a good explanation for it
"without quiddit" may mean 'without paying attention to trifles', in my opinion
Klaas V
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:28:38 PM

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Quiddit
Quid"dit\, n. [Cf. Quiddity, Quillet, and Quibble.] A subtilty; an equivocation. [Obs.] --Shak.

By some strange quiddit or some wrested clause.

( From Webster's via http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Quiddit citing Drayton, Michael. 1563--1631, English poet.)
Kami
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:17:28 PM
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Without any doubting or quiddit.( quiddit = doubt or uncertainty or ambiguity) Here doubt and quiddit have the same contextual meaning. They all have the same meaning in that poem.

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