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Quinsy

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This is a curious abbreviation. The Latin word is cynanchia, and the Greek word kunanché, from kuon anche, dog strangulation, because persons suffering from quinsy throw open the mouth like dogs, especially mad dogs. From kunanche comes kuʹanchy, kuansy, quinsy.

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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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Quietist (A)
Quietus
Quill-drivers
Quillet
Quilp
Quinapalus
Quinbus Flestrin
Quince (Peter)
Quinones (Suero de)
Quinquagesima Sunday (Latin, fiftieth)
Quinsy
Quintessence
Quintilians
Quip Modest (The)
Quis custodiet Custodes?
Quisquiliæ
Quit
Quit Rent
Quixada (Gutierre)
Quixote (Don)
Quixote of the North

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