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a.1.Having (such) a liver; used in composition; as, white-livered.
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This Kit is one of your honest people; one of your fair characters; a prowling prying hound; a hypocrite; a double- faced, white- livered, sneaking spy; a crouching cur to those that feed and coax him, and a barking yelping dog to all besides.
The East Georgia Rebels dipped deep into their pockets, too, as their water boy hand-de livered a jar filled to the brim with donations from their community right before the game.
McIntosh explained at the outset that he had no quarrel with Myers, "but when you reprinted his uncalled-for remark that the 'American rural weekly is valueless, lily- livered and moribund,' you did thousands of aggressive community weekly publishers an injustice.