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- v. To shirk duty
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- v. British military language: avoid work
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The book's showbiz scenarios mock theatrical and film prototypes and stereotypes - the revolving cast and their scrimshank plaster-of-Paris mise-en-scene go round and round on the book's gigantic turntable, a shambolic revue, a whirlwind farce ...
It exposes the shirking scrimshank, who presumably preserves his legs from unnecessary exertion.