scrimshank

VERB
  1. British military language: avoid work
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How To Use scrimshank In A Sentence

  • The book's showbiz scenarios mock theatrical and film prototypes and stereotypes - the revolving cast and their scrimshank plaster-of-Paris mise-en-scene go round and round on the book's gigantic turntable, a shambolic revue, a whirlwind farce ... Comments for RealityStudio
  • His step-mother accused him of loitering, of scrimshanking, of scornfully dishing up half-plates of food - more than he had earned, she sneered.
  • I’d campaign to do that, but it sounds like hard work, and I’m a bit of a scrimshanker, a mere ersatz of a campaigner.
  • It exposes the shirking scrimshank, who presumably preserves his legs from unnecessary exertion. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 1
  • While their regiment marches back and forth across India, they spend their time boozing, brawling and scrimshanking.
  • It always has a strong connection of the act of the behavioral agent and this kind of act contains using privilege, abusing rights, scrimshank and self-seeking misconduct.
  • If it is necessary to wage wars, the world's strongest nation needs a man with abilities, not a scrimshanker with an IQ of 100 meters farm track.
  • ‘He was a real skiver and scrimshanker, saved by the love of a wonderful woman,’ he said.
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