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SCOUNDREL

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 476 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SCOUNDREL, a rogue, a rascal. Etymologists have referred the word to various sources; but Skeat (Etym. Dict.) refers it to the provincial or Scottish stunner (0. Eng. scunian, to shun), to shrink back in fear or loathing.
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