- a person who dresses and colors leather after it is tanned.
- a person who curries horses.
Origin of currier
- Nathaniel,1813–88, U.S. lithographer.Compare Ives(def 4).
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Examples from the Web for currier
Currier and Ives was a printmaking firm based out of New York City from 1834 to 1907.
In “Sleigh Ride,” the narrator is painting a scene so perfect that it could be featured on an iconic Currier and Ives print.
He settled in Sturbridge, as a farmer, also carrying on his trade of tanner and currier.Tea Leaves
He talked about "my carridge," "my currier," "my servant;" and he did wright.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
William Makepeace Thackeray
Yes; and as I was saying, Mr. Currier, we have already note of that protest.
Yes, sir; and Representative Currier knows it has also passed his committee.
Taking out his knife, Currier knelt and soon had the brick out of its hole.Shifting Sands
Sara Ware Bassett
- a person who curries leather
C14: from Old French corier, from Latin coriārius a tanner, from corium leather
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Word Origin and History for currier
late 14c., "one who dresses and colors leather," from Old French corier, from Latin coriarius "tanner, currier," from corium "hide, leather, skin" (see corium).
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