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- noun A
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- noun a shirker
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It is one of the difficulties of the M.O. to distinguish between a case of genuine illness and a fakir or "scrimshanker," and a good supply of common sense and a knowledge of human nature is a great asset in making correct diagnoses.
I hear that he is considered locally as rather a scrimshanker " more talk than work. "