scurvy


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scurvy

(ˈskɚvi)
mod. repulsive; gross. (Collegiate.) That class is scurvy. You’ll wish you hadn’t taken it.
References in classic literature ?
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 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.
I near died of the scurvy and was rotten with it six months in Barbadoes.
Now by my faith," said the Tinker, "thou art a right good fellow in spite of thy scurvy jests.
An I catch yon scurvy varlet, I swear he shall pay full with usury for that he hath had
The guests sat at the upper table, the ladies in a gallery above them, while the usual drove of men-at-arms, archers, malapert rogues, varlets, scurvy knaves, scullions, and plug-uglies attached to all medieval households, squashed in near the door, wherever they could find room.
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.
The disease scurvy is caused by a deficiency of which vitamin?
Note: In this article, the terms "chronic scurvy," "heart disease," and "cardiovascular disease" (CVD) refer to the accumulation of damage, most commonly in the coronary arteries, that is associated with high blood pressure, plaque deposits, and the increased incidence of heart attacks.
Many Franklin scholars believe from this description that the surviving crews were suffering from scurvy and possibly lead poisoning.
An underdiagnosed ailment: scurvy in a tertiary care academic center.
AREGISTER of all children being "home-schooled" should be set up after the death of an eight-year-old boy from scurvy, a new report has recommended.