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Churl, 1) peasant, rude and ill-bred fellow: “when that c. Death my bones with dust shall cover,” Sonn. 32, 2. “good meat is common; that every c. affords,” Err. III, 1, 24. “c., upon thy eyes I throw all the power this charm doth owe,” Mids. II, 2, 78. Wint. IV, 4, 443. H6B III, 2, 213. Tim. I, 2, 26. Cymb. III, 6, 65. Femininely: “Lavinia, though you left me like a c.” Tit. I, 486.
2) niggard, miser: “and, tender c., makest waste in niggarding,” Sonn. I, 12 (cf. “beauteous niggard,” 4, 5). “then, --s, their thoughts, although their eyes were kind, to thy fair flower add the rank smell of weeds,” 69, 11. “O c.! drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after,” Rom. V, 3, 163.
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