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It is a fool's plan to teach a man to be a cur in peace, and think that he will be a lion in war.

"You were always a cur and a traitor, Mark Shaw," cried Aylward.

Had he not once picked up a cur on such a stormy night as this?

In the village two people only, the cur and the garde champtre?

"That" was a kick that doubled the cur up against the settee.

"It's cur'osity as is the mischief i' this world," said the drowsy-eyed countryman.

But you are learning, cur; you are learning by the pain of your fat carcase; is it not so, carrion?

Perdition to the land where a man could not live unless he was a skunk or a cur.

The cur gravely salutes you as you pass by, "Bon jour, mon ami!"

The cur says that you have had more than your share of worldly vicissitudes.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

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