Nay, but he prated, And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms Against your honor, That, with the little godliness I have, I did full hard forbear him.
I cannot go to, man; nor ’tis not very well: nay, I say ’tis very scurvy, and begin to find myself fobbed in it.
The Moor’s abused by some most villainous knave, Some base notorious knave, some scurvy fellow:— O heaven, that such companions thou’dst unfold, And put in every honest hand a whip To lash the rascals naked through the world Even from the east to the west!
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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—"