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woorali

[woo-rah-lee]
noun
  1. curare.
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Historical Examples of woorali

  • Be sure I looked, Doctor, the instant I suspected that woorali had been used.

    Cleek of Scotland Yard

    Thomas W. Hanshew

  • Woorali is extremely volatile, for one thing, and evaporates rapidly.

    Cleek of Scotland Yard

    Thomas W. Hanshew

  • M. Thiercelin, the inventor of this poison, composes it by mixing a salt of strychnine with one-twentieth of woorali.

    The Art of Travel

    Francis Galton

  • How could he, indeed, he observed, find the materials for concocting the woorali poison into which to dip the point of his darts?

    The Wanderers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The first was composed of several bunches of the woorali vine; another was a root with a sharp, bitter taste.

    The Wanderers

    W.H.G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for woorali

woorali

noun
  1. a less common name for curare
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Word Origin for woorali

C18: from the native S American name
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