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- n. quinsy
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- n. See quinsy.
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I would sooner sell you silence, though at a dearer rate; as Demosthenes formerly sold it by the means of his argentangina, or silver squinsy.
Vinegar brought up the rear to wash the mouth, and for fear of the squinsy; also toasts to scour the grinders.
Ha! A squinsy choke thee! we were too rich, were we?
A squinsy gripe the cod's-headed changelings at the swallow and eke at the cover-weasel; we shall make 'em -- But the deuce take 'em!
A squinsy gripe the cod’s-headed changelings at the swallow and eke at the cover-weasel; we shall make