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 Englentyne (3 syl.).Englishman. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
English French.
A kind of perversity seems to pervade many of the words which we have borrowed from the French. Thus curate (French vicaire); Vicar (French curé).   1
   Encore (French bis).   2
   Epergne (French surtout); Surtout (French pardessus).   3
   Screw (French vis), whereas the French écrou we call a nut; and our vice is étau in French.   4
   Some still say à l’outrance (French à outrance).   5
   We say double entendre, the French à deux ententes.   6
   The reader will easily call to mind other examples.   7

 Englentyne (3 syl.).Englishman. 

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