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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Qualm.
 
A sudden fit of illness, or sickly languor. Hence, a qualm of conscience = a twinge or uneasiness of conscience.   1
 


 Quaker.Quanda’ry. 

 
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