Reference Entry

Quarantine

Edited by Susie Dent

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Edition 19

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2012 |
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199990009

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The period, originally 40 days, that a ship suspected of being infected with some contagious disorder is obliged to lie

Reference Entry.  75 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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