Quarantine

Quarantine, the prescribed time, generally 40 days (hence the name), of non-intercourse with the shore for a ship suspected of infection, latterly enforced, and that very strictly, in the cases of infection with yellow fever or plague; since November 1896, the system of quarantine as regards the British Islands has ceased to exist.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Quadrilateral, The
Quadroon
Quadruple Alliance
Quæstors
Quaigh
Quain, Jones
Quain, Richard
Quain, Sir Richard
Quair
Quakers
Quarantine
Quarles, Francis
Quarter Days
Quarter-deck
Quarter-Sessions
Quarter-staff
Quarterly Review
Quartermaster
Quartette
Quarto
Quasimodo Sunday

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