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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) adj. - Of the most contemptible kind.

Usage examples (33)
  • scurvy was a problem for sailors on long voyagers.
  • The name scurvy comes from the Latin scorbutus, and humans have known about the disease since ancient Greek and Egyptian times ...
  • I believe to be common salt; the sea-scurvy is evidently caused by it in long voyages; and
  • And I use the word scurvy to tie this to the fact that President Surrender Monkey is afraid of pirates. for more
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