He had before served me a scurvy trick, which set the queen alaughing, although at the same time she was heartily vexed, and would have immediately cashiered him, if I had not been so generous as to intercede.
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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—"