scurvy


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scurvy

(ˈskɚvi)
mod. repulsive; gross. (Collegiate.) That class is scurvy. You’ll wish you hadn’t taken it.
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He recognized him as one of the scurvy knaves who had dined at the bottom of the room the night before--a vast, beetle-browed fellow with a squint, a mop of red hair, and a genius for silence.
From somewhere in the distance came the rhythmic snores of scurvy knaves getting their eight hours.
An I catch yon scurvy varlet, I swear he shall pay full with usury for that he hath had
I was twenty-two years old, weighed one hundred and sixty-five pounds stripped, every pound of which was excellent for toil; and the last traces of my scurvy were vanishing before a treatment of potatoes chewed raw.
Nor was he downhearted when the scurvy broke out on his own body.
Making his camp beside it on a spruce-bottom, he was prepared to last out the winter, unless a searching party found him or his scurvy grew worse.
But at the end of two weeks there had been no sign of search, while his scurvy had undeniably grown worse.
Also, with tea made from spruce needles, with concoctions brewed from the inner willow bark, and with sour and bitter roots and bulbs from the ground, they dosed his scurvy out of him, so that he ceased limping and began to lay on flesh over his bony framework.
I near died of the scurvy and was rotten with it six months in Barbadoes.
That dissembling abominable varlet, Diomed, has got that same scurvy, doting, foolish young knave in his helm.
But Danish Scurvy Grass is traditionally a coastal plant - how in blue blazes has it ended up taking root in such a sprawling urban conurbation as Birmingham.
Historically dulse was used to relieve constipation and as a treatment for scurvy.
Swashbuckling sword fights, sea shanties, skeletons, storms, seasickness and scurvy - Treasure Island has the lot
At the time, I said being lectured on ethics by that scurvy crew was like being told to sit up straight by the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
But whatever the reason, the buccaneers on show at the Hippodrome, splendidly led by Pirate King Steven Page, are a pretty scurvy lot.