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Englentyne

(3 syl.). The Nonne or Prioress of Chaucer's pilgrims. An admirable character sketch. (Canterbury Tales; Prologue, 118-164.) (See Eloi.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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