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 Quey Calves are dear Veal.Qui s’Excuse, s’Accuse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Qui.
 
To give a man the qui. When a man in the printing business has had notice to quit, his fellow-workmen say they “have given him the qui.” Here qui is the contraction of quie’tus (discharge). (See QUIETUS.)   1
 


 Quey Calves are dear Veal.Qui s’Excuse, s’Accuse. 

 
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