the quick : the life
Calvin Klein by Appointment* insert in a recent New York Times,
after several days in use as oil drip sheet next to stove
photographed through two sheets, afternoon sun, 14 February 2017
and the quick —
The tender or sensitive flesh in any part of the body...
the central, vital, or most important part.
A tender, sensitive, or vital part. rare.
The quick : The life
Quick. Couch-grass, and other field-grasses and weeds, or their underground stems.
It takes fresh root at its joints, like quick-grass. (1765)
To kindle a fire. Obs. rare.
from A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles aka The OED (1888), here.
flesh; Couch-grass, and other field-grasses and weeds; quick; quickenings; tenderness; NYT; lexicon