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Key-cold

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Deadly cold, lifeless. A key, on account of its coldness, is still sometimes employed to stop bleeding at the nose.

Poor key-cold figure of a holy king!

Pale ashes of the house of Lancaster!

Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood!”


Shakespeare: Richard III., i. 2.

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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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