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  • n. Obsolete form of chancre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See chancre.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Anglicized spelling of chancre.


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  • Eusebius relating that Galerius died (A.D. 302) of ulcers on the genitals and other parts of his body; and, about a century afterwards, Bishop Palladius records that one Hero, after conversation with a prostitute, fell a victim to an abscess on the penis (phagedænic shanker?).

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Celsus, however, names (De obscenarum partium vitiis, lib. xviii.) inflammatio coleorum (swelled testicle), tubercula glandem (warts on the glans penis), cancri carbunculi (chancre or shanker) and a few others.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Help, here, in the name of five hundred thousand millions of cartloads of devils, help! may a shanker gnaw thy moustachios, and the three rows of pock-royals and cauliflowers cover thy bum and turd-barrel instead of breeches and codpiece.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The chancre pronounced “shanker” is a sore that appears anywhere from two weeks to two months following initial contact with an infected partner.

    Getting Pregnant

  • I expect some skrim-shanker at the post-office or at the base is pinching it ....

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • He'd sit down all of a sudden, put on a stupid look, do the scrim-shanker stunt, and flop like a bundle of dirty linen.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • Will it satisfy you if I own that I am a shirker, a skrim-shanker, and a coward?

    The Story of the Gadsbys

  • 'Keep back that young skrim-shanker Porkiss, sir, and let Revere make him sit up.'

    Under the Deodars

  • In either case, if you need a shanker, I'm your man. News

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