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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues.

Usage examples (31)
  • "He phoned in to say he'd got quinsy," said Rydberg.
  • We are also informed that quinsy is the hardest death of all.
  • Dogs suffer from three diseases; rabies, quinsy, and sore feet.
  • By learned men for the most part it is rendered angina, the quinsy. for more
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