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  • adjective comparative form of scurvy: more scurvy


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  • The "rheumatiz" has much to answer for all through English country-sides, but it never played a scurvier trick than in laying thee by the heels, when thou wast yet in a green old age.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays Hughes, Thomas, 1822-1896 1971

  • Little heed is taken of your prudish scruples or foul follies, where the screaming eagle chases his mate on the road of the mad North-wind; little care for _your_ pitiful perversions of health and truth into scurvy jests or still scurvier blushes, wherever life takes new form as life, ever begetting through the endless chain of being.

    The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy Various

  • "And choked in thy vile tan-pit, for scurvier song was never heard, par Dex!"

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn Jeffery Farnol 1915

  • Never has a scurvier dog been seen. although, given’t the fair share bounty on teeth she has, I figure her such a beast is a different one that matey Graham’s were.

    Avast! Here Be a Scurvy Lass « Whatever 2006


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