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curr

[kur]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to make a low, purring sound, as a cat.

Origin of curr

1670–80; akin to Old Norse kurra to grumble, murmur, Middle High German kurren, Middle Dutch curren to growl
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Examples from the Web for curr

Historical Examples

  • Curr is another of my names, but two of my names won't let you go free.

    The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said

    Padraic Colum

  • King, with his mouth full of curr did not answer, but his eyes smiled.

  • Let me curr to quercine shades Effund your albid hausts, lactiferous maids!

  • In times of rejoicing the tribes at Port Mackay, Curr remarked, paint themselves red; in times of mourning, white.

  • This is well shown by the following table based on information gathered by Curr and by Fison and Howitt.


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