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 Quo Warranto.Quodling (The Rev. Mr.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Quod.
 
To be in quod—in prison. A corruption of quad, which is a contraction of quadrangle. The quadrangle is the prison enclosure in which the prisoners are allowed to walk, and where whippings used to be inflicted.   1
       
“Flogged and whipped in quod.”
       
Hughes: Tom Brown’s Schooldays.
 


 Quo Warranto.Quodling (The Rev. Mr.). 

 
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