coursing

[ kawr-sing, kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF coursing
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COURSING

The Fox also successfully uses this method of coursing with relays.

Thoughts of supreme grandeur were coursing through his brain.

And on beyond this first buzzard, coursing above him, were other buzzards.

Amid the confusion my blood was coursing evenly, and I was not afraid.

He had come there to get out of the way of the hunting, which he hated as much as he did the coursing.

She knew my thoughts, for tears were now coursing down her pale cheeks.

I abhorred shooting, and was badly bored by coursing and fishing.

Great shapes were coursing this way and that like giant bats.

The stooping made the coursing of my own blood sound in my ears.

But the poison had entered into his body, already was coursing in his veins.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "onward movement," from Old French cors (12c.) "course; run, running; flow of a river," from Latin cursus "a running race or course," from curs- past participle stem of currere "to run" (see current (adj.)).

Most extended senses (meals, etc.) are present in 14c. Academic meaning "planned series of study" is c.1600 (in French from 14c.). Phrase of course is attested from 1540s; literally "of the ordinary course;" earlier in same sense was bi cours (c.1300).

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