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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.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • ‘chirurgeon’ will become ‘surgeon’; ‘hemorrhoid’, ‘emerod’; ‘squinancy’ will become first ‘squinzey’ (Jeremy Taylor) and then ‘quinsey’;

    English Past and Present

  • He that had deserved strangling was either drowned in some river, or choked by a squinancy [angina]. "

    From the Talmud and Hebraica


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