"scurve", noun, = 'contemptible person', 1730; not in OED

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Sep 9 18:44:59 UTC 2012

At 9/9/2012 12:03 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>Maybe Harvard President Charles William Eliot was actually warning
>his undergraduates to avoid those deceptive and vicious scurves.

Or were they insidious, cunning S-curves (or Scurves), which one has
to avoid when searching via Google Books?


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