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Exies or Axes

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Hysterics; ague fits; any paroxysm.

Jenny Ritherout has taen the exies, and done naething but laugh and greet … for twa days successively.”—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary, chap. xxxv.

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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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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
Exoteric
Expectation Week
Experimental Philosophy
Experimentum Crucis (Latin)
Experto Crede