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  • n. A shirker

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shirker


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  • It is one of the difficulties of the M.O. to distinguish between a case of genuine illness and a fakir or "scrimshanker," and a good supply of common sense and a knowledge of human nature is a great asset in making correct diagnoses.

    On the Fringe of the Great Fight

  • I hear that he is considered locally as rather a scrimshanker " more talk than work. "

    Sleeping Murder


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