Anodyne Necklace

(An), a halter. An anodyne is a medicine to relieve pain. Probably a pun on nodus, a knot, is intended also. George Primrose says:

“May I die by an anodyne necklace, but I had rather be an under-turnkey than an usher in boarding-school.>”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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