Scroyle Scroyle (skroil), n. [Cf. OF. escrouselle a kind of vermin, escrouelles, pl., scrofula, F. ['e]crouelles, fr. (assumed) LL. scrofellae for L. scrofulae. See {Scrofula}, and cf. {Cruels}.] A mean fellow; a wretch. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • scroyle — ˈskrȯi(ə)l noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown archaic : good for nothing, scoundrel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scrofula — Scrof u*la, n. [L. scrofulae, fr. scrofa a breeding sow, because swine were supposed to be subject to such a complaint, or by a fanciful comparison of the glandular swellings to little pigs; perhaps akin to Gr. ? an old sow: cf. F. scrofules. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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