Whether the sore throat which killed her was a quinsy or diphtheria is difficult to prove, but the latter seems the more probable.
Uncle Jake is subject to the quinsy and he was on the verge of it.
Mrs. Maloney's pneumonia and Banker Payley's quinsy grieve the town in the same paragraph under the heading "Among our sick."
Edred, the successor of Edmund I of England, died of quinsy.
Alas, apart from her tendency to quinsy, it was I who was found wanting.
It is stimulant, diaphoretic, and expectorant; is used in quinsy, and by the native doctors of Travancore in catarrhal affections.
I used to quote that line from Tennyson under my breath—'A quinsy choke thy cursèd note!'
Her dog, my lady, has developed a quinsy, most unaccountable.
Four years afterwards, on the 13th September, 1592, he died of quinsy.
It's all come down to a touch of sore throat, a little sort of quinsy.
"severe sore throat," late 14c., qwinaci, from Old French quinancie (Modern French esquinacie), from Late Latin cynanche, from Greek kynankhe "sore throat," also "dog collar," literally "dog-choking," from kyon (genitive kynos) "dog" (see canine) + ankhein "to strangle," cognate with Latin angere (see anger (v.)).
quinsy quin·sy (kwĭn'zē)
See peritonsillar abscess.