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The Tempest
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  • I shall no more to sea, to sea, Here shall I die a-shore:— This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man’s funeral: Well, here’s my comfort.
  • This is a scurvy tune too: but here’s my comfort.
  • A most scurvy monster!
  • Thou scurvy patch!

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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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