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Exʹeter

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The Duke of Exeter’s daughter was a sort of rack invented by the Duke of Exeter during the reign of Henry VI. (Blackstone.)

“I was the lad that would not confess one word … . though they threatened to make me hug the Duke of Exeter’s daughter.”—Scott: Fortunes of Nigel, xxv.

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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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Exchequer
Excise
Exclusion
Excommunication
Excruciate
Excuse
Exeat (Latin, he may go out)
Execrate
Exequatur
Exercises
Exeter
Exeter Controversy
Exeter Domesday
Exhibition
Exhibition (The Great)
Exies or Axes
Exile
Exit (Latin, he goes out)
Exodus
Exon
Exorbitant

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