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 Annus Mirab’illis.Anomœ’ans 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Anodyne Necklace (An),
a halter. An anodyne is a medicine to relieve pain. Probably a pun on nodus, a knot, is intended also. George Primrose says: “May I die by an anodyne necklace, but I had rather be an under-turnkey than an usher in a boarding-school.”   1

 Annus Mirab’illis.Anomœ’ans 

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