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WHITE-LIVERED, a. [white and liver.]
1. Having a pale look; feeble; cowardly.
2. Envious; malicious.
1: easily frightened [syn: chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow- bellied]
adjective Etymology: from the former belief that the choleric temperament depends on the body's producing large quantities of yellow bile Date: 1549 pusillanimous, lily-livered
White-livered White"-liv`ered, a. Having a pale look; feeble; hence, cowardly; pusillanimous; dastardly. They must not be milksops, nor white-livered knights. --Latimer.
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