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1‘his lips were blue with the cold and his cheeks sunken and sallow’
yellowish, jaundiced, pallid, wan, pale, waxen, anaemic, bloodless, colourless, pasty, pasty-faced
unhealthy-looking, sickly, sickly-looking, washed out, peaky, peakish, peaked
informal like death warmed up
Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally
rare etiolated, lymphatic
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.