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 for Quire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quire \Quire\, n.
     See Choir. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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           A quire of such enticing birds.          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quire \Quire\, v. i.
     To sing in concert. [R.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quire \Quire\ (kw[imac]r), n. [OE. quaer, quair, OF. quayer,
     cayer, ca["i]er, F. cahier, a book of loose sheets, a quarter
     of a quire, LL. quaternus, quaternum, sheets of paper packed
     together, properly, four together, fr. L. quaterni four each,
     by fours, quattuor four. See Four and cf. Cahier.]
     A collection of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size
     and quality, unfolded or having a single fold; one twentieth
     of a ream.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choir \Choir\, n. [OE. quer, OF. cuer, F. ch[oe]ur, fr. L.
     chorus a choral dance, chorus, choir, fr. Gr. ?, orig.
     dancing place; prob. akin to ? inclosure, L. hortus garden,
     and E. yard. See Chorus.]
     1. A band or organized company of singers, especially in
        church service. [Formerly written also quire.]
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     2. That part of a church appropriated to the singers.
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     3. (Arch.) The chancel.
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     Choir organ (Mus.), one of the three or five distinct
        organs included in the full organ, each separable from the
        rest, but all controlled by one performer; a portion of
        the full organ, complete in itself, and more practicable
        for ordinary service and in the accompanying of the vocal
        choir.
  
     Choir screen, Choir wall (Arch.), a screen or low wall
        separating the choir from the aisles.
  
     Choir service, the service of singing performed by the
        choir. --T. Warton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quire
      n 1: a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets

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