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Shakespearean insults column C

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canker-blossom
grub that destroys the blossom [of love]
clotpole
a stupid person; blockhead.
crutch
a staff or support to assist a lame or infirm person in walking
cutpurse
pickpocket, thief, robber
dogfish
any of several small sharks, especially of the genera Mustelus and Squalus, that are destructive to food fishes.
egg-shell
the shell of a bird's egg, consisting of keratin fibers and calcite crystals.
a pale yellowish-white color.
rather bulky paper having a slightly rough finish
gull-catcher
fool-trapper, trickster
hedge-pig
hedgehog
hempseed
the seed of hemp, used as food for birds.
jack-a-nape
an impudent(careless), mischievous child.
malkin
an untidy(messy) woman; slattern.wench, drab, slut
malignancy
The state of being malignant or diseased., quality of being disposed to evil
malt-worm
A tippler. [R.] --Shak. (drunk person)
manikin
little man, puppet
minimus
very little, least tiniest of creatures, insignificant being
miscreant
a villain
moldwarp
mole [animal]
nut-hook
a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors. --Shak.constable, beadle, officer
pantaloon
old man, dotard(foolish) [i.e. one wearing pantaloons = breeches]
rabbit-sucker
A sucking rabbit; a young rabbit.
A gull; a dupe(person easily fooled); a cony.
rampallion
A mean wretch, prostitute or evil person.
remnant
Something left over; a remainder.
rudesby
a rude person
ruffian
brutal or cruel person, violent
scantling
Thin piece of timber; or a small amount
scullion
menial, lackey, domestic servant
snipe
[type of bird] dupe, gull, fool
waterfly
definition not found
whipster
wretch, degenerate, good-for-nothing
younker
fashionable young man, fine young gentleman greenhorn, juvenile, prodigal child