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Churlish, 1) rough, rude, brutal: “scorning his c. drum and ensign red,” Ven. 107. cf. John II, 76 and III, 1, 303. “ill-nurtured, crooked, c., hard in voice,” Ven. 134. “with javelin's point a c. swine to gore,” Ven. 134 those (tears) “at her father's c. feet she tendered,” Gentl. III, 1, 225. “the icy fang and c. chiding of the winter's wind,” As II, 1, 7. cf. “c. winter's tyranny,” H4B I, 3, 62. “he disabled my judgment: this is called the reply c.” As V, 4, 81. As V, 4, 81 “this c. messenger,” Tw. II, 2, 24. “unknit this c. knot of all-abhorred war,” H4A V, 1, 16. “a good soft pillow were better than a c. turf in France,” H5 IV, 1, 15. “this c. superscription,” H6A IV, 1, 53. “c. as the bear,” Troil. I, 2, 21. “c priest,” Hml. V, 1, 263.
2) niggardly: “my master is of c. disposition and little recks to find the way to heaven by doing deeds of hospitality,” As II, 4, 80. “nothing do I see in you, though c. thoughts themselves should be your judge, that I can find should merit any hate,” John II, 519.
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