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  • adjective superlative form of measly: most measly.

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Examples

  • There he thumbed his mustache and stood amused in the company of an eager complainant, a man loud with the measliest grievance, pink-eyed and spitting.

    Underworld

  • There he thumbed his mustache and stood amused in the company of an eager complainant, a man loud with the measliest grievance, pink-eyed and spitting.

    Underworld

  • There he thumbed his mustache and stood amused in the company of an eager complainant, a man loud with the measliest grievance, pink-eyed and spitting.

    Underworld

  • The great postwar disillusionment began for many Americans when they left the city in search of a simpler life and discovered that watering, fertilizing, weeding and mowing the measliest yard takes more time over a year than the average New Yorker spends looking for parking.

    15 Ways To Fix The Suburbs

  • Long ago, in the days of her childhood, her Aunt Ella had once said of her: "If only Billy didn't go into things all over, so; but whether it's measles or mud pies, I always know that she'll be the measliest or the muddiest of any child in town!"

    Miss Billy -- Married

  • As far as a father could tell, Helen’s chief fault lay in her attractiveness to “the measliest set of pinfeather boys” he had ever seen.

    The Five of Hearts

  • As far as a father could tell, Helen’s chief fault lay in her attractiveness to “the measliest set of pinfeather boys” he had ever seen.

    The Five of Hearts

  • You've heard me tell about these little Mexican hawgs, the wildest, woolliest, measliest little hawgs that evah breathed the breath of life and how they ate up the cyclone? "

    The Way of the Wind

  • "It's the meanest, low-downest, dirtiest, measliest trick they've ever tried to do, and that's sayin 'a whole heap!

    With Hoops of Steel

  • Billy didn't go into things all over, so; but whether it's measles or mud pies, I always know that she'll be the measliest or the muddiest of any child in town! "

    Miss Billy — Married

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