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Quarantiʹne (3 syl.)

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The forty days that a ship suspected of being infected with some contagious disorder is obliged to lie off port. (Italian, quarantina, forty; French, quarantaine.)

To perform quarantine is to ride off port during the time of quarantine. (See Forty.)

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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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Quarantine