来自 scurfy 的拼写变体形式，用于指坏血病。
- scurvy (n.)
- 1560s, noun use of adjective scurvy "covered with scabs, diseased, scorbutic" (early 15c.), variant of scurfy. It took on the narrower meaning of Dutch scheurbuik, French scorbut "scurvy," in reference to the disease characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, prostration, etc., perhaps from Old Norse skyrbjugr, which is perhaps literally "a swelling (bjugr) from drinking sour milk (skyr) on long sea voyages;" but OED has alternative etymology of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin, as "disease that lacerates the belly," from schoren "to lacerate" + Middle Low German buk, Dutch buik "belly."
- 1. Oranges, lemons and limes were found to cure scurvy.
- 2. Vitamin C deficiency can ultimately lead to scurvy.
- 3. No fear of scurvy or ship fever this voyage.
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- 4. He's a scurvy wretch.
- 5. That was a scurvy trick to play on an old lady.
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