from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being scabby or of having or being covered with scabs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being scabby.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being scabby.
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Thus the elephantiasis, being an intense scabbiness, is not a new kind; nor is the water-dread distinguished from other melancholic and stomachical affections but only by the degree.
Yet this is nothing near the worst sort, and is naught else but a kind of a scabbiness that the most accomplishedst marriages are infected with.
These fungous growths appear as dark-colored spots, which arrest the growth of the apple immediately beneath, causing it to become distorted, while the expansion and contraction bring on diseased action, which results in the cracking and general scabbiness of the fruit.
Since we see a passion for grammar everywhere, and we know that the discipline, because of the number of scholars that now exist, is now open to the worst students, it would be horrid thing not to write, even if we write only as we are able, and not as we should, about this glory of our time, or even to leave the story hidden in the scabbiness of artless speech.