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QUIETUS, Eng. law. A discharge; an acquittance.
     2. It is an instrument by the clerk of the pipe, and auditors in the exchequer, as proof of their acquittance or discharge to accountants. Cow. Int. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The renowned singer-songwriter and guitarist made the remarks in an article written by British-Palestinian musician Samir Eskanda, and published this week by online music magazine The Quietus .The piece, 'I'm One Of 1000 UK Artists Boycotting Israel.
of whether to make his own quietus to what seems the different, if
The puppets' quietus moments are "hilarious" but collectively add up to "a spiritual and profound show about death and how we think about death," says Woolly artistic director Howard Shalwitz.
The word drone generally delineates grim reaper in the minds of Pakistani denizens by up surging the innervations of quietus, consternation and trepidation.
Two more shots in his body finally put the quietus to him.
His brother Sam is arrested in New York City in connection with Bazzano's quietus.
free; Julian Stair: Quietus: The Vessel, Death And The Human Body.
But for the legibly-scanned time-machine do not operate emergency quietus Because life felt for eye magnifying the flashlight's glassy face-off of the mirror where floated the folded eyeglass case.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, Th'oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of th'unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin?
And, in that sense, anomie or nihilism or disenchantment or leveling or whatever you choose to call it is not just a question of the quietus of God as ground and guarantor of morality; it's a matter of absolute concrete loss.