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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.Thomas F. Kennedy
- (rare) acquisition; the thing gained. w:Francis Bacon.
- (law) property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. - w:John Bouvier.
Bouvier, 1856,  from which the Webster derives, uses the spelling "acquets".
- Webster 1913
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