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Use "currish" in a sentence
"Ambrose finished the narrative with a broken voice indeed, but as one who had more self-command than his brother, perhaps than his uncle, whose exclamations became bitter and angry as he heard of the treatment the boys had experienced from their half-brother, who, as he said, he had always known as a currish mean-spirited churl, but scarce such as this."
""Why don't you say 'currish' and be done with it?""
"The simile, though a currish one, will hold good in its application to the human race."