20th August 2018

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What is bunch backed?

Bunch´-backed` a. 1. Having a bunch on the back; crooked. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C.

Similarly one may ask, what is a white livered woman?

The earliest and most complete description of white liver comes from Vance Randolph's study of folk culture in the Ozarks: “When a lively, buxom, good-looking woman loses several husbands by death, it is often said that her inordinate passion has 'killed 'em off,' and she is referred to as a white-livered widder.

What does livered mean?

Definition of lily-livered. : lacking courage : cowardly.

What is the origin of lily livered?

The first known use of lily-livered was in 1605. From the medieval belief that the liver was the seat of courage, and the pale color of the lily flower. A person who had no blood in their liver would have no courage and would thus be a coward.
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