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. From Wordnik.com. [On the Fringe of the Great Fight] Reference
I hear that he is considered locally as rather a scrimshanker " more talk than work. ". From Wordnik.com. [Sleeping Murder]
"Oh, rot, you scrimshanker. From Wordnik.com. [Tell England A Study in a Generation] Reference
(259) scrimshanker, n. rascal, ne'er-do-well. From Wordnik.com. [VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 4] Reference
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