from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an ugly or ill-favored aspect.
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Captain John Smith found that the Powhatans of Virginia employed the word _oki_, above, in the same sense, and it even had passed into a definite personification among them in the shape of an "idol of wood evil-favoredly carved."
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