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verb (intransitive)
(Scot) (often foll by doun) to nestle or snuggle
Word Origin
C19: from coor a Scot word for cower
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  • courie, cowry, a shell used as money in parts of Southern Asia and Africa.

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott

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