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How do I define a new command that will surround given text with Quine corners?

I'm looking for something that will take me from:

$\qquote{Ixy}$ %Where "\qquote" is the name of the new command


$\ulcorner Ixy \urcorner$
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Notice that I didn't use $...$ in the definition to avoid possible errors when trying to write the command inside another math-mode expression such as in $a=\qquote{b}$, for example. Some people would then opt for a definition using \ensuremath:


so you can use \qquote both in math and text modes. I personally prefer not to use \ensuremath and to "force" the use of \qquote only in math-mode.

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