- scorched earth policy,
- scorched-earth policy,
Origin of scorbutic
Examples from the Web for scorbutic
The winter was exceptionally severe, which was supposed to have intensified the scorbutic condition.
A scorbutic epidemic was already fast emptying the dungeons.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
In perusing the literature but one study has been noted on the effect of a scorbutic diet on the fœtus.
The scenery did not suggest wildness to his alien eyes so much as it affected him with a vague sense of scorbutic impoverishment.The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories|Bret Harte
When it entered the destitute regions of North Carolina and Virginia it became affected with scorbutic diseases.Woman's Work in the Civil War|Linus Pierpont Brockett
Word Origin for scorbutic
1650s, from Modern Latin scorbuticus "pertaining to scurvy," from scorbutus "scurvy," from French scorbut, apparently of Dutch (scheurbuik) or Low German (Scharbock) origin; see scurvy. Scorbute "scurvy" is attested from 1590s, from French.