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cur dog

noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
a worthless dog; mongrel.
Origin of cur dog
1200-50; Middle English cur dogge; see curr, dog Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A cur dog, as a rule, can drive the largest wolf on the plains.

  • She's kind enough, but so's she kind to any cur dog that comes along.

    Kildares of Storm

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • It is not possible that the cur dog should prove too strong for—you.

    The League of the Leopard Harold Bindloss
  • It's a poor thing to be so lonesome you'd squeeze kisses on a cur dog's nose.

  • I was in there just now, and he's as surly as a cur dog yet.

    Ray's Daughter Charles King
  • cur dog had won many a Sunday's coursing, and had something of the greyhound strain mingled with his terrier blood.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • The slope was in cur dog's favour, for a rabbit never runs his best downhill.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • Neither did cur dog see or smell it as he tore down the ride, yelping on the trail with his nose to the ground.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • cur dog bounded his own height into the air, his howl died into a sob—he rolled over twice and then lay still.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • The actions were precisely those of a cur dog with a long tail, and the bellowing sound of the engine did not seem to disturb him.

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