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 Rhine or Rhineland.Rhod’alind. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rhi’no.
 
Ready money. (See NOSE.) May not this explain the phrase “paying through the nose” (par le nez), that is, paying ready rhino. Rhino = money is very old.   1
       
“Some, as I know,
Have parted with their ready rhino.”
       
The Seaman’s Adieu (1670).
 


 Rhine or Rhineland.Rhod’alind. 

 
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