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scurvy
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All's Well That Ends Well
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  • Well, thou hast a son shall take this disgrace off me; scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy lord!
  • Well, thou hast a son shall take this disgrace off me; scurvy, old, filthy, scurvy lord!
  • Mine eyes smell onions; I shall weep anon:— Good Tom Drum [to PAROLLES], lend me a handkercher: so, I thank thee; wait on me home, I’ll make sport with thee: let thy courtesies alone, they are scurvy ones.

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  • The slang term, "limey" to describe someone who is British, arose because of the British navy’s use of limes to prevent scurvy.
  • "The scurvy," Nathan interjected, "she means she’d had the scurvy, which was cured as soon as the Russians took over—"
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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