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 Rone (1 syl.).Rood Lane (London). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ron’yon or Ronion.
 
A term of contempt to a woman. It is the French rogneux (scabby, mangy).   1
        “You hag, you baggage, you polecat, you ronyon! out, out!”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, iv. 2r
       
“‘Aroint thee, witch!’ the rump-fed ronyon cries.’”
       
Shakespeare: Macbeth, i. 3.
 


 Rone (1 syl.).Rood Lane (London). 

 
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