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measle: loathsome disease Cor. III. i. 77 “those m-s, Which we disdain should tetter us” (old edd. “Meazels”). ∥ There is a ref. to the common 16th-17th cent. use of the word=scurvy wretch.
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 3.1
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