13 Words I didn't know that start with the letter Q.
These were found in the 1828 version of Noah Webster's Dictionary of the English Language. I found them here.
QUON'DAM, used adjectively. [L.] Having been formerly; former; as a quondam king or friend.
QUOIN, n. [See Coin].
1. A corner.
2. An instrument to raise any thing; a wedge employed to raise cannon to a proper level, and for other purposes.
3. In architecture, the corner of a brick or stone wall.
QUIT'TER-BONE, n. In farriery, a hard round swelling on the coronet, between the heel and the quarter, usually on the inside of the foot.
QUIRP'ELE, n. The Indian ferret, an animal of the weasel kind.
QUINT'AL, n. [l. centum, a hundred.] A hundred pounds in weight; or a weight of that number of pounds; sometimes written and pronounced kentle.
QUER'ULOUS, a. [L. querulus, from queror, to complain. See Quarrel.]
1. Complaining or habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as a querulous man or people.
2. Expressing complaint; as a querulous tone of voice.
QUACK'SALVER, n. One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan.
QUAD'REL, n. In architecture, a kind of artificial stone made of chalky earth and dried in the shade for two years; so called from being square.
QUART'ERN, n. The fourth part of a pint; a gill.
QUASSA'TION, n. [L. quassatio.] The act of shaking; concussion; the state of being shaken.
QUATERN'ITY, n. [supra.] The number four.
QUID'DANY, n. [L. cydonium.] Marmalade; a confection of quinces prepared with sugar.
QUINDEC'AGON, n. [L. quinque, five Gr. ten, and angle.]
In geometry, a plain figure with fifteen sides and fifteen angles.