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 Cen’taur (2 syl.).Cento. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cent-cyne.
 
One of the upper ten; a person of high birth, a descendant of the race of kings. (Anglo-Saxon cyne, royal; cyne-dom, a kingdom; also noble, renowned, chief.)   1
        “His wife, by birth a Cent-cyne, went out as a day-servant.”—Gaboriau: Promise of Marriage, chap. v.
 


 Cen’taur (2 syl.).Cento. 

 
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