(1) A way of indicating, while writing on a regular typewriter, that you were quoting the gist of something. It was a quotation mark over struck (and thereby effectively underlined) with a hyphen – easy to do on a typewriter but not so easily rendered when using a word processor. It remains possible to “underline“ quotation marks to get something approaching the same effect, but the practice has passed out of use. A quasiquote of what I just wrote might read like this: Regarding the quasiquote, rich brown says they "hardly use them any more." This is the gist of what I said, but not the precise words I used to say it. Because the correct kind of quasiquote can only be rendered easily by using a typewriter, the use of quasiquotes is slightly more archaic than the use of typewriters.
See also Quasi-Quotemarks.
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