scurfy

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Etymology[edit]

From scurf +‎ -y.

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scurfy (comparative scurfier, superlative scurfiest)

  1. Characterized by scurf; covered with scurf.
    • 1848 December, “Pacific Ocean: The Island of Bornabi”, in The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle, volume 17, number 12, page 647:
      Many of these natives, especially the lower classes, and fishermen, have their skins disfigured in a singular manner, by a sort of scurfy disease, similar to the ring-worm, or rather to a person whose skin was peeling off from the effects of the sun.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 247:
      "[A]nd who do you think were sittting there? Why, my mother and your father of course, both mending boots; and all of a sudden my mother gave your father such a blow with an old boot, that the scurf flew out of his hair!" "There you tell a lie," shouted the princess; "my father never was scurfy!"

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