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Scurvy

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SCUR'VY, n. from scurf scurvy for scurfy Low L. scorbutus. A disease characterized by great debility, a pale bloated face, bleeding spongy gums, large livid tumors on the body, offensive breath, aversion to exercise, oppression at the breast or difficult respiration, a smooth, dry, shining skin, &c. a disease most incident to persons who live confined, or on salted meats without fresh vegetables in cold climates.

SCUR'VY, a.

1. Scurfy covered or affected by scurf or scabs scabby diseased with scurvy.
2. Vile mean low vulgar worthless contemptible as a scurvy fellow.

He spoke scurvy and provoking terms. Shak.

That scurvy custom of taking tobacco. Swift.

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