A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English writer, lexicographer, critic
Comment (5 Oct 1773)

In James Boswell, Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1786). Given as a common saying among doctors.

 
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