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scattergood

[skat-er-goo d] /ˈskæt ərˌgʊd/
noun
1.
a spendthrift.
Origin of scattergood
1570-1580
1570-80; scatter + good
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  • scattergood said, as he sat in a chair which uttered its protest at the burden.

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  • But finally she became angry with the ill-natured Mrs. scattergood.

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  • Mr. Bowman made himself unpleasant for a brief time, but scattergood was vacuously stubborn.

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  • "That is just why I am saying it to you, Mrs. scattergood," Janice responded firmly.

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  • scattergood was partial to old ladies, and this partiality can be traced to his earliest days in Coldriver.

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  • So Mrs. scattergood thought, as she glanced up now and again from her knitting.

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  • scattergood closed his eyes, opened them again, and sat erect.

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  • But scattergood was still convinced that he was not good enough for Ethelberta.

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  • Next morning McCann sought diligently until he found scattergood.

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  • "I'm only joking," said scattergood in a tremulous voice which belied him.

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