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Origin of quintain
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Example sentences from the Web for quintain
Tilting at the quintain was a favourite sport at festive gatherings.
Accordingly she once more betook herself to the quintain post.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
It is the custom to hoist married men, who are not blest with children, on the quintain, which is made to revolve rapidly.Old English Sports|Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Then there was the very ancient game of the quintain, which consisted of an upright post with a cross-post turning upon a pin.English Villages|P. H. Ditchfield
They always kept up the sport of tilting at the Quintain in the water.London|Walter Besant