1. critter sitter someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home
  2. fritter batter batter for making fritters
  3. quartermaster an officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops
  4. garter stitch a knitting stitch that results in a pattern of horizontal ridges formed by knitting both sides (instead of purling one side)
  5. quarter-century a period of 25 years
  6. quarterstaff a long stout staff used as a weapon
  7. quarter stock stock with a par value of $25/share
  8. Gordon setter a Scottish breed with a black-and-tan coat
  9. country store a retail store serving a sparsely populated region
  10. greater stitchwort low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side
  11. hardware store a store selling hardware
  12. brittle star an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc
  13. brittle-star an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc
  14. computer store a store that sells computers to the small businessperson or personal user
  15. citrus tree any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
  16. brain truster an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status
  17. red setter an Irish breed with a chestnut-brown or mahogany-red coat
  18. criterion the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
  19. pitter-patter a series of rapid tapping sounds
  20. written matter matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials