Oh, sir, the loftiest hopes on earth Draw lots with meaner hopes: heroic breasts, Breathing bad air, ran risk of pestilence; Or, lacking lime-juice when they cross the Line, May languish with the scurvy.
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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—"