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Continʹgent (A)

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The quota of troops furnished by each of several contracting powers, according to agreement. The word properly means the number which falls to the lot of each; hence we call a fortuitous event a contingency.

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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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Construe
Consuelo
Contango
Contemplate
Contempt of Court
Contenement
Contentment is true Riches
Contests of Wartburg (The)
Continence of a Scipio
Continental System
Contingent (A)
Contra bonos Mores (Latin)
Contretemps (French)
Conventicle
Conversation Sharp
Convey
Conveyers
Conway Cabal (The), 1777
Conyger or Conigry
Cooing and Billing
Cook your Goose