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- n. Plural form of scurvy.
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Anyone that violates the rules is to be shot immediately and the winner is of course the team that scurvies.
“As my Auntie May Reeding Well used to say, ‘When life scurvies you, lemonize it.’”
It must, however, be admitted that mineral waters are very beneficial in cachexies, scurvies, jaundice, hypochondriacal and hysterical affections.
It came from an old physician at Richmond, who did amazing service with it in inveterate scurvies, -- the parents, or ancestors, at least, I believe, of all gouts.
Simeon Pauli (a learned Dane) thinks sugar to be one cause of our English consumption, and Dr. Willis blames it as one of our universal scurvies: therefore, when chocolate produces any ill effects, they may be often imputed to the great superfluity of its sugar. "