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 Quer’no.Questa Cortesissima (Italian). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Querpo (2 syl.).
 
Shrill Querpo in Garth’s Dispensary, was Dr. Howe.   1
   In querpo. In one’s shirt-sleeves, in undress. (Spanish, en cuerpo, without a cloak.)   2
        “Boy, my cloak and rapier; it fits not a gentleman of my rank to walk the streets in querpo.”—Beaumont and Fletcher: Love’s Oure, ii. 1.
 


 Quer’no.Questa Cortesissima (Italian). 

 
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