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 Quanquam or Cancan.Quarll (Philip). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Quaranti’ne (3 syl.).
 
The forty days that a ship suspected of being infected with some contagious disorder is obliged to lie off port. (Italian, quarantina, forty; French, quarantaine.)   1
   To perform quarantine is to ride off port during the time of quarantine. (See FORTY.)   2
 


 Quanquam or Cancan.Quarll (Philip). 

 
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