Alexander Schmidt’s Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary

Quillets, sly tricks in argument, subtleties, cavilling, chicanery

Cas. Prithee, keep up thy quillets. There’s
a poor piece of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman
that attends the general’s wife be
stirring, tell her there’s one Cassio entreats
her a little favour of speech: wilt thou do this?

Othello, Act III, i

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