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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A corruption or abbreviation of God's wounds: used as a sort of oath or confirmation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection Obs. or Archaic An exclamation contracted from God's wounds; -- used as an oath.

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