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)



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