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adjective as in cheap

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A note was discovered in 1859 suggesting Franklin died onboard, though dozens of crew members, facing scurvy and starvation in the icy conditions, are believed to have set out on foot in a doomed attempt to reach the Canadian mainland.

From Ozy

As any 18th century sailor will tell you, scurvy is no joke.

After three of her expedition partners had left the island in an attempt to reach Siberia, she was left to care for the last member of their group, who was sick with scurvy.

From Ozy

For all who were able to stomach them, penguin and seal steaks reversed the effects of scurvy.

From Time

It struck him that the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic didn’t suffer from scurvy despite having no access to fresh fruit or other known scurvy-fighting foods.

From Time

In the 18th century, German immigrants coming to Pennsylvania boarded ships plagued with typhus, dysentery, smallpox, and scurvy.

Sea captains observed that fewer passengers contracted scurvy on ships stocked with casks of cider aboard.

You have had the impudence to have your bread baked under the ashes, you scurvy beggar!

Such as were sick of the scurvy or other diseases have not wanted physick or chyrurgery.

It was far more likely that she would reserve her scurvy tricks for some one else.

We were able to send the sufferers from scurvy to range the woods.

The sailors complained of it, and symptoms of scurvy appeared on board.

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On this page you'll find 815 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scurvy, such as: dirty, abject, base, beggarly, contemptible, and despicable.

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