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Lily-livered   Listen
Lily-livered  adj.  White-livered; cowardly.

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"Lily-livered" Quotes from Famous Books

... us be henceforth, and comrades to boot!" cried Rick. "Jolly Clerks o' Saint Nicholas to share and share alike—ha? So then 't is accorded. And now what o' yon lily-livered imp? 'T is a sickly youth and I love him not. But he hath a cloak, look'ee—a cloak forsooth and poor Rick's a-cold! Ho, lad—throw me ...
— The Geste of Duke Jocelyn • Jeffery Farnol

Words linked to "Lily-livered" :   yellow-bellied, white-livered, colloquialism, yellow, cowardly, chicken, fearful

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