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Good-year (O. Edd. good-ier, good-yeere, good-yere, and good-year) supposed to be corrupted from goujère, i. e. the French disease: “the --s shall devour them,” Lr. V, 3, 24. Used as a slight curse: “we must give folks leave to prate: what, the g.!” Wiv. I, 4, 129. “what the g.! why are you sad?” Ado I, 3, 1.* “what the g.! one must bear,” H4B II, 4, 64. “what the g.! do you think I would deny her?” H4B II, 4, 64
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