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- n. Alternative form of squinance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Quinsy.
- n. The quinsywort.
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The Rabbins have a tradition, that the disease of the squinancy came into the world upon the account of tithes.
‘chirurgeon’ will become ‘surgeon’; ‘hemorrhoid’, ‘emerod’; ‘squinancy’ will become first ‘squinzey’ (Jeremy Taylor) and then ‘quinsey’;
He that had deserved strangling was either drowned in some river, or choked by a squinancy [angina]. "