|quotation quadrats (' ')(" ")|
|Definition - An obsolete name for what are now called quotation marks.|
Etymology - The word quotation derives from the Medieval Latin quotare, to number.
Oxford English Dictionary - The term's first citation is from 1683:
"Then he sets his Notes … and with Quotation Quadrats of proper Bodies, Justifies them up."
(Moxon Mech. Exerc., Printing xxii. 236)