It was formerly spelt quad, a shortened form of quadrangle, the area in which students were confined for punishment:
    He has got two years now. I went to see him once in quod. (Mayhew, 1862)
   To quod, to send to prison, is obsolete:
    ... been quodded no end of times. She knew every beak as sat on the cheer, (ibid. — the beak, or magistrate, sat on the chair)

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  • Quod — Quod, v. Quoth; said. See {Quoth}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Let be, quod he, it shall not be. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quod — (kw[o^]d), v. t. To put in quod, or prison; to lock up; to jug. [Slang] Kipling …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quod — (kw[o^]d), n. [For quad, abbrev. of quadrangle.] A quadrangle or court, as of a prison; hence, a prison. [Slang] Flogged or whipped in quod. T. Hughes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quod — Curieux nom aux allures latines rencontré surtout en Charente Maritime, porté également dans les Pyrénées Orientales (Corbère) au XVIIe siècle. Je n en connais pas la signification …   Noms de famille

  • quod — prison, c.1700, a cant slang word of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • quod — [kwäd] n. [prob. var. of quad, contr. < QUADRANGLE (of a prison)] [Slang, Chiefly Brit.] prison; jail …   English World dictionary

  • quod vi|de — «kwod VY dee», Latin. which see. Abbr: q.v. Usage See q.v. for usage note. (Cf. ↑q.v.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • quod|dy — «KWOD ee», noun, plural dies. a double ended sailboat formerly used for fishing along the Maine coast. ╂[< (Passama) quoddy Bay, an inlet between Maine and New Brunswick] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quod — The word quod can refer to the following:* The Quod , a contemporary nickname for the English Quota System during the Napoleonic Wars * a quod , the main playing item in the fictional sport of Quodpot in the Harry Potter universeThe word is also… …   Wikipedia

  • quod — pas·sa·ma·quod·dy; quod; quod·dy; quod·li·bet; quod·li·bet·ic; quod·li·bet·i·cal; quod·li·bet·i·cal·ly; …   English syllables

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