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Gone with the Wind
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scurvy
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Gone with the Wind
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  • You know that was a kind of scurvy trick to play on a sister.
  • ’round it, it was a scurvy trick and if you want to justify the end by the means, it’s none of my business and who am I to complain?
  • Scurvy trick, hey?

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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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