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 Minch-house (A).Min’cio or Min’tio. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mincing Lane (London).
 
A corruption of Mynchen Lane; so called from the tenements held there by the mynchens or nuns of St. Helen’s, in Bishopsgate Street. (Minicen, Anglo-Saxon for a nun; minchery, a nunnery.)   1
 


 Minch-house (A).Min’cio or Min’tio. 

 
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