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TO SCRIBBLE. v. n. To write without * And shew me simples of a thousand names, care or beauty.

Telling their strange and vigorous faculties. If a man should affirm, that an ape, casually

Milton meeting with pen, ink, and paper, and falling to

2. [from scriptio, Latin, as it seems.] A scribble, did happen to write exactly the Levia- schedule ; a small writing: than of Hobbes, would an atheist believe such a Call them man by man, according to the scrip. story? And yet he can easily digest things as in

Sbakspeare. credible as that.

Bentley. Bills of exchange cannot pay our debts abroad, If Mævius scribble in Apollo's spite,

'till scrips of paper can be made current coin. There are, who judge still worse than he can

Locke, write.

Pope. SCRI'PPAGE. n. s. [from scrip.] That Leare fattery to fulsome dedicators,

which is contained in a scrip. Dict. Whom, when they praise, the world believes no

Scri'ptor Y.adj. [scriptorius, Lat.] WritThan when they promise to give scribbling o'er.

ten; not orally delivered. Swift.

Pope. SCRIPTURAL. adj. [from scripture.] ConSCRIBBLE, n. s. [from the verb.] Worth- taimed in the Bible; biblical. less writing.

Creatures, the scriptural use of that word de By solemnly endeavouring to countenance my SCRIPTURE. n. s. (scriptura, Latin.)

termines sometimes to men.

Atterbury. conjectures, I might be thought dogmatical in a hasty scribble.

Boyle. 1. Writing. If it struck the present taste, it was soon trans- . It is not only remembered in many scriptures, ferred into the plays and current scribbles of the but famous for the death and overthrow of Crasa Week, and became an addition to our language.

Raleigb. Swift. 2. Sacred writing; the Bible. SCRIBBLER. n. s. [from scribble.] A petty With us there is never any time bestowed in author; a writer without worth.

divine service, without the reading of a great The most copious writers are the arrantest part of the holy scripture, which we account a scribblers, and in so much talking the tongue thing most necessary.

Hooker. runs before the wit.


The devil can cite scripture for his purpose: The actors represent such things as they are An evil soul producing holy witness capable, by which they and the scribbler' may Is like a villain with a smiling check. Shaksp. get their living.

Dryden. There is not any action which a man ought to The scribbler, pinch'd with hunger, writes to do, or to forbear, but the scripture will give him dine,

a clear precept, or prohibition, for it. South. And to your genius must conform his line.

Forbear any discourse of other spirits, 'till his

Granville. reading the scripture history put him upon that To affirm he had cause to apprehend the same enquiry

Locke. treatment with his father, is an improbable scan- Scripture proof was never the talent of these dal ffung upon the nation by a few bigotted men, and 't is no wonder they are foiled. French scribblers. Swift.

Atterbury. Nobody was concerned or surprised, if this or Why are scripture maxims put upon us, withthat scribbler was proved a dunce.

out taking notice of scripture examples, that lie Letter to Pope's Dunciad. cross them?

Atterbury. SCRIBE. n. s. [scribe, Fr. scriba, Lat.)

The Author of nature and the scriptures has

expressly enjoined, that he who will not work 1. A writer.

shall not eat.

Seed Hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards, poets, SCRI'VENER. n. s. [scrivano, Latin.]

I. One who draws contracts.
Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number, ho!
His love to Antony.


We 'll pass the business privately and well: My master, being the scribe to himself, should

Send for your daughter by your servant here,

Sbakspeare. write the letter.


My boy shall fetch the scrivener. We are not to wonder, if he thinks not fit to

2. One whose business is to place money make any perfect and unerring scribes. Grer. at interest.

The following letter comes from some notable How happy in his low degree, young female seribe.

Spectator. Who leads a quiet country life, 2. A publick notary.

Ainsw. And from the griping scrivener free! Dryden.

I am reduced to beg and borrow from scrivenSCRIMER. n. s. [escrimeur, Fr.] A gla

ers and usurers, that suck the heart and blood. diator; a fencing-master. Not in use.

Arbuthnot. The scrimers of their nation, He swore, had neither motion, guard, nor eye,

SCRO'FULA. n. s. [from scrofa, Latin, a If you oppo:'d them.

Sbakspeare. sow, as xoipers.] A depravation of the SCRINE. n. s. [scrinium, Lat.). A place

humours of the body, which breaks out in which writings or curiosities are re- in sores, cominonly called the king'sposited.

evil. Hep then, O holy virgin,

If matter in the milk dispose to coagulation, it Thy weaker novice to perform thy will;

produces a scrofula.

Wiseman, Lay forth,out of thine everlasting scrine, SCRO'FULOUS, adj. [from scrofula.] Dis. The antique rolls which there lie hidden still


eased with the scrofula. Fairy Queen.

Scrofulous persons can never be duly nourishSCRIP. n. s. [skræppa, Islandick.]

ed; for such as have tumours in the parotides 1. A small big; a satchel.

often have them in the pancreas and mesentery. Come, shepherd, let us make an honourable

Arbuthnot, retreat; though not with bag and baggage, yet English consumptions generally proceed from with scrip and scrippage.". Shakspears.

a strofulous disposition.

Arbuthnot. He'd in requital ope his leathern ssrip,

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next age, if we had nothing to trust to, beside

I gave it to a youth, the scrofulous consumptive production furnished A kind of boy, a little scrubbed boy, by our men of wit and pleasure? Swift. No higher than thyself.

Sbakspeart. SCROLL. n. s. (supposed by Minshew to The scrubbiest cur in all the pack be corrupted from roll; by Skinner de.

Can set the mastiff on your back. Swift.

The scene a wood, produc'd no more rived form an escrowelle given by the

Than a few scrubby trees before. Swift. beralds : whence parchment, wrapped up into a resembling form, has the same

SCRUFF. n. s. The same, I suppose, with

scurf, by a metathesis usual in pronunci. name. It may be observed, that a

ation. gaoler's list of prisoners is escrou.) A writing wrapped up.

SCRU'PLE. n. s. [scrupule, French; scruo His chamber all was hang'd about with rolls, pulus, Latin.) And old records from ancient times deriv'd; 1. Doubt; difficulty of determination; perSome made in books, some in long parchment plexity: generally about minute things. scrolls,

Macduff, this noble passion, That were all worm-eaten, and full of canker

Child of integrity, hath from my soul holes.

Spenser. Wip'd the black scruples, reconcil'd my thoughts We 'll add a royal number to the dead,

To your good truth.

Sbakspeare. Gracing the scroll, that tells of this war's loss,

Nothing did more fill foreign nations with With slaughter coupled to the name of kings. admiration of his succession, than the consent of

Sbakspeare. all estates of England for the receiving of the Here is the scroll of every man's name, which king without the least scruple, pause, or quesis thought fit through all Athens to play in our tion.

Bacon. interlude.

Sbakspeare, For the matter of your confession, let it be seA Numidian priest, bellowing out certain su- vere and serious; but yet so as it may be withperstitious charms, cast divers scrolls of paper on out any inordinate anxiety, and unnecessary each side the way, wherein he cursed and ban- scruples, which only entangle the soul. Taylor. ned the christians.


Men make no scruple to conclude, that those He drew forth a scroll of parchment, and de- propositions, of whose knowledge they can find livered it to our foremast man.

Bacon, in themselves no original, were certainly the Such follow him, as shall be register'd;

impress of God and nature upon their minds, Part good, part bad: of bad the longer scroll. and not taught them by any one else. Locks.

With this epistolary stroll,

2. Twenty grains; the third part of a Receive the partner of my inmost soul. Prior. dram,

Yet, if he wills, may change or spoil the whole; Milk one ounce, oil of vitriol a scruple, doth May take yon beauteous, mystick, starry roll, coagulate the milk at the bottom, where the And burn it, like an useless parchment scroll. vitriol goeth.

Bacon. Prior. 3. Proverbially, any small quantity. SCROYLE. n. s. [This word I remember

Nature never lends only in Sbakspeare: it seems derived The smallest scruple of her excellence, from estrouelle, French, a scrofulous

But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines

Herself the glory of a creditor. Sbakspeare. swelling; as he calls a mean fellow a

TO SCRU'PLE. v. n. [from the noun.] To scab from his itch, or a patch from his

doubt; to hesitate. raggedness.] A mean fellow; a ras

He scrupied not to eat cal; a wretch.

Against his better knowledge; not deceiv'd, The scroyles of Angiers fout you kings, But fondly overcome with female charms. And stand securely on their battlements,

Miltok. As in a theatre.

King Jobr. TO SCRUB. v. a. (scrobben, Dutch.] To

SCRU'PLER! n. s. [from scruple.) A rub hard with something coarse and

doubter; one who has scruples.

The scruples which many publick ministers rough.

would make of the worthiness of parents to have Such wrinkles as a skilful hand would draw

their children baptised, forced such questioned For an old grandam ape, when, with a grace,

parents, who did not believe the necessity of She sits at squat, and scrubs her leathern face.

having their children baptised by such scrupleri, Dryden.

to carry their children unto other ministers. She never would lay aside the use of brooms

Graunt. and scrubbing brushes.

Arbuthnot. SCRUPULO'SITY. n. s. [from scrupulous.] Now Moli had whirl'd her mop with dext'rous

1. Doubt; minute and nice doubtfulness. airs, Prepar'd to scrub the entry and the stairs. Swift.

The one sort they warned to take heed, that

scrupulosity did not make them rigorous ir SCRUB. n. s. [from the verb.]

giving unadvised sentence against their bre1. A mean fellow, either as he is suppos- thren which were free; the other, that they did

ed to scrub himself for the itch, or as not become scandalous, by abusing their liberty he is employed in the mean offices of

and freedom to the offence of their weak brea thren, which were scrupulous.

Hooker. scouring away dirt.

So careful, even to scrupulosity, were they to 2. Any thing mean or despicable.

keep their sabbath, that they must not only have With a dozen large vessels my vault shall be

a time to prepare them for that, but a further stor’d;

time also to prepare them for their very prepaNo little scrub joint shall come on my board. rations.

Soutb. Swift.

2. Fear of acting in any manner ; tender3. A worn-out broom. Ainsworth.

ness of conscience. ŠCRU'BBED. adj. [scrubet, Danish.]

The first sacrilege is looked on with horror; SCRU' BY. Mean; vile; worthless; but when they have made the breach, their serve dirty; sorry.

pulwity soon retires.

Decay of Piety.

SCRU'PULOUS. adj. [scrupuleux, French;

Their difference to measure, and to reach, scrupulosus, Latín; from scruple.]

Reason well rectify'd must nature teach; 5. Nicely doubtful; hard to satisfy in de

And these high scrutinies are subjects fit terminations of conscience.

For man's all-searching and enquiring wit.

Denbam. They warned them that they did not become We are admonished of want of charity toscandalous, by abusing their liberty, to the of. fence of their weak brethren which were scru

wards others, and want of a christian scrutiny

and examination into ourselves. L'Estrang! pulous.

Hooker. Some birds, inhabitants of the waters, whose

When any argument of great importance is blood is cold as fishes, and their fesh is so like

managed with that warmth which a serious con

viction of it generally inspires, somewhat may in taste, that the scrupulous are allowed them on

easily escape, even from a wary pen, which will fish-days.


not bear the rest of a severe scrutiny. Atterbury. 2. Given to objections ; captious.

These, coming not within the scrutiny of huEquality of two domestick pow'rs

man seoses, cannot be examined by them, or atBreeds scrupulous faction. Sbakspeare. tested by any body.

Locke. 3. Nice; doubtful.

SCRUTOI'RE, n. s. (for scritoire, or escriAs the cause of a war ought to be just, so the toire.) A case of drawers for writings. justice of that cause ought to be evident; not

I locked up these papers in my scrutoire, and obscure, not scrupulous.


my scrutoire came to be urlocked. Prior. 4. Careful; vigilant ; cautious. I have been the more scrupulous and wary, in

To SCRUZE. v.a. [perhaps from screw. regard the inferences from these observations

This word, though now disused by are of importance.


writers, is still preserved, at least in its SCRU'PULOUSLY. adv. [from scrupulous.]

corruption, to scrouge, in the London Carefully; nicely ; anxiously.

jargon.] To squeeze; to compress. The duty consists not scrupulously in minutes

Though up he caught him 'twixt his puissant and half hours.


hands, Henry v. manifestly derived his courage from

And having seruz'd out of his carrion corse his piety, and was scrupulously careful not to

The loathfal life, now loos'd from sinful bands, ascribe the success of it to himself. Addison.

Upon his shoulders carried him. Fairy Queen. SCRU'PULOUSNESS. n. s. [from scrupu

TO SCUD. v. n. (squitiire, Italian; skutta, lous.] The state of being scrupulous.

Swedish ; skictur, swift, Islandick.] To SCRU'T ABLE, adj. [from scrutor, Latin.]

fly; to run away with precipitation. Discoverable by inquiry.

The vote was no sooner passed, but away they

scudded to the next lake. Shall we think God so scrutable, or ourselves

L'Estrange. so penetrating, that none of his secrets can escape

The frighted satyrs, that in woods delight,

Now into plains with prick'd-up ears take fight; us?

Decay of Picty.

And scuditing thence, while they their horn-feet SCRUT A'TION. n. s. [scrutor, Latin. ]

ply, Search; examination ; inquiry. Dict. About their sires the little sylvans cry. Dryden. SCRUTATOR. n. s. (scrutateur, French; Away the frighted spectre scuds,

from scrutor, Latin.] Inquirer; search- And leaves my lady in the suds. Swift. er; examiner.

To SCU'DDLE. v. n. (from scud.] To In process of time, from being a simple scru- run with a kind of affected haste or pretator, an archdeacon became to have jurisdiction cipitation. A low word: commonly more amply.

pronounced scuttle. SCRUTINE'ER. n. s. [scrutator, Latin.] SCU'PFLE. n. s. (This word is derived by A searcher; an examiner.

Skinner from shuffle.] A confused quarT, SCKU'TINTZE. I v. a. [from scrutiny.] rel; a tumultuous broil. To SCRU'TINY. S To search; to exa

His captain's heart, mine.

In the souffles of great fights hath burst

The buckles on his breast. The compromissarii should chuse according to

Sbakspeare. the votes of such, whose votes they were obliged Avowed atheists, placing themselves in the to scrutinize.

Ayliffe. seat of the scorner, take much pleasing diver

tisement, by deriding our eager scuffles about that SCRU'TINOUS. adj. [from scrutiny. ] Cap- which they think nothing. Decay of Piety. tious; full of inquiries. A word litile The dog leaps upon the serpent, and tears it to used.

pieces; but in the scuffle the cradle happened to Age is froward, uneasy, scrutinous,

be overturned.

L'Estrange. Hard to be pleas'd, and parsimonious. Donbam, Popish missionaries mix themselves in these

dark soufles, and animate the mob to such outSCRU'TINY. n. s. (scrutinium, Latin.]

rages and insults.

Addison. Inquiry; search; examination with To Scu'ffle. v. n. (from the noun.] To nicety.

fight confusedly and tumultuously. In the scrutinies for righteousness and judge Y must confess I've seen, in former days, ment, when it is inquired whether such person The best knights in the world, and scufited in be a good man or no, the meaning is not, what

some frays.

Drayton. does he believe or hope, but what he loves.

A gallant man had rather fight to great disada Taylor.

vantages in the field, in an orderly way, than I thought thee worth my nearer view

scific with an undisciplined rabble. K. Cbarkei. And narrower scrutiny, that I might learn In what degree or meaning thou art callid

TO SCULK. v. n. [sculcke, Danish.] TO The Son of God.

Milton. lurk in hiding-places; to lie close. They that bave designed exactness and deep

It has struck on a sudden into such a reputaseruting, have taken some one part of nature. tion, that it scorns any longer to sculk, but owns

Hale. itself publickly. Government of the Tongue

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fearing to be seen, within a bed

If the gentleman hath lain there, get the cook, Of coleworts he conceal'd his wily head;

the stable-men, and the scullion, to stand in his There sculk'd till afternoon, and watch'd his time.


Swift. Pryden. To SCULP. v. a. (sculpo, Latin ; sculper, My prophets and my sophists finish'd here Their civil efforts of a verbal war:

French.) To carve; to engrave. Not Not so my rabbins and logicians yield; Retiring still they combat; from the field

O that the tenor of my just complaint Of open arms unwilling they depart,

Were sculpt with steel on rocks of adamant! And sculk behind the subterfuge of art. Prior.

Sandys. No news of Phyl! bridegroom came,

SCU'LPTILE, adj. (sculptilis, Latin.] Made And thought his bride had sculkid for shame; by carving. Because her father us'd to say,

In a silver medal is upon one side Moses hornThe girl had such a bashful way. Swift. ed, and on the reverse the commandment against Scu'lker. n. s. [from sculk.] A lurker; sculptile images.

Brown. one that hides himself for shame or Scu'LPTOR. n. s. (sculptor, Lat. sculpteur, mischief.

French.] A carver ; one who cuts wood SCULL. n. s. [It is derived by Skinner or stone into images. from shell, in some provinces called

Thy shape's in ev'ry part shull; as testa and teste, or tête, signify

So clean, as might instruct the sculptor's art.

Dryden. the head. Lye observes, more satisfac

The Latin poets give the epithets of trifidum torily, that skola is in Islandick the skull

and trisulcum to the thunderbolt, from the sculpof an animal.]

tors and painters that lived before them, that 1. The bone which incases and defends the had given it three forks.

Addison. brain; the arched bone of the head. SCU'LPTURE. n. s. [sculptura, Latin ;

Fractures of the scull are at all times very dangerous, as the brain becomes affected from the i. The art of carving wood, or bewing

sculpture, French.) pressure.

Sbarp. 2. A small boat; a cockboat. (See Scui.

stone, into images.

Then sculpture and her sister arts revive, LER.]

Stones leap' to form, and rocks began to live. 3. One who rows a cockboat.

Pope. Like caitiff vile, that for misdeed

2. Carved work. Rides with his face to rump of steed;

Nor did there want Or rowing scull, he 's fain to love,

Cornice or freeze with bossy sculptures graven. Look one way and another move. Hudibras.

Miltonia 4. [sceole, Saxon, an assembly.] In

There too, in living sculpture, might be seen Milton's style, a shoal or vast multi- The mad affection of the Cretan queen. Dryde tude of fish.

3. The art of engraving on copper. Each bay

To SCU'LPTURE. v. a. (from the noun.] With fry innumerable swarm, and shoals Of fish, that with their fins and shining scales

To cut ; to engrave. Glide under the green wave, in sculis that oft

Gold, silver, ivory vases sculptur'd high, Bank the mid sea.


There are who have pot. SCU'LLCAP. n. s. [scull and cap. ] Scum. n. s. [escume, French; schiuma, 1. A headpiece.

Italian ; skum, Danish; schuym, Dutch.] 2. A nightcap.

1. That which rises to the top of any SCU'LLER. n. s. [Of this word I know liquor.

not the etymology. Skiola is, in Island- The rest had several offices assign'd; ick, a vessel ; and escueille, in French, a Some to remove the scum as it did rise, dish.]

Others to bear the same away did mind,

And others it to use according to his kind. I. A cockboat; a boat in which there is

Fairy Queen. but one rower.

The salt part of the water doth partly rise Her soul already was consign’d to fate,

into a scum on the top, and partly goeth into a And shiv'ring in the leaky sculler sate. Dryden. sediment in the bottom.

Bacon. They hire the sculler, and, when once aboard, Gather'd like scum, and settled to itself, Grow sick, and damn the climate like a lord.

Self-fed and self-consum’d.

Milton Popee

Away, ye scum, 2. One that rows a cockboat.

That still rise upmost when the nation boils. SCU'LLERY. n. s. [from skiola, a vessel,

Drydes Islandick; or escueille, French, a dish.]

They mix a med'cine, to foment their limbs, The place where common utensils, as

With scum that on the molten silver swims. kettles or dishes, are cleaned and kept.


2. The dross : the refuse; the recrement; Pyreicus was famous for counterfeiting base things, as pitchers, a scullery, and setting rogues

that part which is to be thrown away: together by the ears.


There locked unto him all the scum of the SCU'LLION, n. s. [from escueille, French,

Irish out of all places, that ere long he had a mighty army

Spenser. a dish.] The lowest domestick servant,

Some forty gentlemen excepted, had we the that washes the kettles and the dishes in

very scum of the world, such as their friendsthe kitchen.

thought it an exceeding good gain to be disI must, like a whore, unpack my heart with charged of.

Raleigh. words,

I told thee what would come And fall a-cursing like a very drab,

Of all thy vapouring, base scum.

Hudibros. A scullion, fye upon 't! foh! about my brain. The Scythian and Egyptian seum Shakspeare. Had almost ruin'd Rome.




You 'll find, in these hereditary tales,

Banish scurrility and profaneness, and “estrain Your ancestors the scum of broken jails. Dryd. the licentious insolence of poets. Dryden.

The great and innocent are insulted by the SCU'RRILOUS. adj. (scurrilis, Latin.] scum and refuse of the people. Addison. TO SCUM. v. a. (from the noun.] To

Grossly opprobrious; using such lanclear off the scum : commonly written

guage as only the licence of a buffoon and spoken skim.

can warrant; lewdly jocular; vile ; low.

Scurrilous and more than satirical immodesty. A second multitude

Hooker. Severing each kind, and scumm'd the bullion

Let him approach singing. Forewarn him that dross.

Milton. he use no scurrilous words in 's tunes. Sbaksp. Hear, ye sullen pow'rs below; Heår, ye taskers of the dead :

How often is a person, whose intentions are

to do good by the works he publishes, treated in You that boiling cauldrons blow,

as scurrilous a manner as if he were an enemy te You that scum the molten lead !


Addison. Dryden and Lee's Oedipus.

Their characters have been often treated with What corns swim upon the top of the brine,

the utmost barbarity and injustice by scurrilous scum off.

and enraged orators.

Stift, SCU'MBER, n. s. [from scum.] The dung SCU'RRILOUSLY. adv. [from scurrilous.] of a fox.

Ainsworth. With gross reproach; with low bufSCU'MMER. n. 5. (escumoir, French.) A foonery; with lewd merriment.

vessel with which liquor is scummed : Such men there are, who have written scurrilcommonly called a skimmer.

ously against me, without any provocation. Dryd. SCU'PPER Holes. . s. [schoepen, Dutch,

It is barbarous incivility, scurrilously to sport

with that which others count religion. Tillotson. to draw off.] In a ship, small holes on

SCU'RRILOUSNESS. n. s. [from scurrilous.] the deck, through which water is carried into the sea. The leathers over

Scurrility; baseness of manners.

SCU'RVILY. adv. [from scurvy.] Vilely ; those holes are called scupper leathers; and the nails with which they are fast.

basely ; coarsely. It is seldom used but

in a ludicrous sense. ened, scupper nails.


Look i' your glass now, The blood at scupper boles run out. Ward.

And see how scurvily that countenance shews; SCURF. n. s. (rcunf, Saxon; skarfa,

You would be loth to own it. Ben Jonson. Islandick ; skurff, Danish; skorf, Swed

This alters the whole complexion of an action,

that would otherwise look but very scurvily, and ish; scborft, Dutch.]

makes it perfect.

Soutb. 1. A kind of dry miliary scab.

The clergy were never more learned, or so Her crafty head was altogether bald,

scurvily treated.

Swift. And, as in hate of honourable eld, Was overgrown with scurf and filthy scald. SCU'RVY. n. s. [from scurf. This word

Fairy Queen. was, I believe, originally an adjective.] The virtue of his hands

A distemper of the inhabitants of cold Was lost among Pactolus' sands,

countries, and amongst those such as Against whose torrent while he swims, The golden scurf peels off his limbs. Swift.

inhabit marshy, fat, low, moist soils, $. A soil or stain adherent.

near stagnating water, fresh or salt; inThen are they happy, when by length of time vading chiefly in the winter such as are The scurf is worn away of each committed crime, sedentary, or live upon salted or smoak. No speck is left.

Dryden. ed Aesh and fish, or quantities of un3. Any thing sticking on the surface.

fermented farinaceous vegetables, and There stood a hill, whose grisly top

drink bad water.

Arbuthnot. Shone with a glossy scurf.

Milton. Upon throwing in a stone, the water boils; SCU'RVY. adj. [from scurf, scursy, scurvy.) and at the same time are seen little fakes of 1. Scabbed ; covered with scabs ; diseased ecurf rising up


with the scurvy. SCU'R FINESS, n. s. [from scurf.] The Whatsoever man be scurvy or scabbed. state of being scurfy.

Leviticus. SCU'RRIL. adj. (scurrilis, Latin.] Low; 2. Vile; bad ; sorry; worthless ; con. mean ; grossly opprobrious; lewdly jo

temptible; offensive.

I know him for a man divine and holy; cose. With him Patroclus,

Not scurvy, nor a temporary meddler. Sbaksp.

This is a very scurvy tune to sing to a man's Upon a lazy bed, the live-long day

funeral. Breaks scurril jests. Sbakspeare.


He spoke scurvy and provoking terms Nothing conduces more to letters than to exa

Against your honour.

Shekspeare. mine the writings of the ancients, provided the

A crane, which is but scurvy meat, lays bus plagues of judging and pronouncing against them

two eggs.

Cheyne. be away; such as envy, bitterness, precipitation,

It would be convenient to prevent the excess impudence, and scurril scoffing. Ben Jonson.

of drink, with that scurvy custom of taking too Thou mov'st me more by barely naming him,


Swift. Than all thy foul unmanner'd sturril taunts.

Dryden. ScU'R V Y GRASS. n. S. [scurvy and grass ; SCURRI'LITY. n. s. [scurrilité, French ; cochlearia, Lat.] The plant spoonwort. scurrilitas, Lat.] Grossness of reproach ;

Miller, lewdness of jocularity; mean buffoon: 'Scu'ses, for excuses.

'I shifted him away, ery. Good master Holofernes, purge; so it shall

And laid good 'scuses on your ecstasy. Sbaksp. please you to abrogate scurrility. Slakspeare. Scut, n. so (skott, Islandick.) The tail of

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