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Anodyne Necklace (An)

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a halter. An anodyne is a medicine to relieve pain. Probably a pun on nodus, a knot, is intended also. George Primrose says: “May I die by an anodyne necklace, but I had rather be an under-turnkey than an usher in a boarding-school.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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