I ought to have let you choose, but if you'd chosen wrong I should have felt such a cur.
"You cur, you libelled her," he hissed at his brother, and cursed him bitterly.
There is no cur in the De Artigny strain, and I fight my own battles.
As the cur says, we could have lain on the grass sunning ourselves all day long.
The pedlar, who was by no means pleased with this outrage against his cur, now interfered.
I'm mighty glad we happened just in time, for it's a cur'us spectacle.
The Raven died because he asked too many questions an' was too cur'ous.
"Here, Jim—here's a cur'osity for you," said Silver, and he tossed me the paper.
A cur dog, as a rule, can drive the largest wolf on the plains.
It's only the cur that sneaks up and bites you when your back's turned.
early 13c., curre, earlier kurdogge used of both vicious dogs and cowardly dogs, probably from Old Norse kurra or Middle Low German korren both echoic, both meaning "to growl." Cf. Swedish dialectal kurre, Middle Dutch corre "house dog."