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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cury, n. [MF. cury, kewery, OF. keuerie, queurie.] Cooking, concocting; a cooked dish, concoction. (Cf. Cure n.3) — c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 455.
Bot folk a cury may miscuke, that knawledge wantis
1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 95.
Sum gowkis quhill the glas pyg grow full of gold ȝit, Throu cury of the quyntessens
1638 Adamson Muses Thr. 39.
The bloody traitor … With witches did consult, … and all th' infernal furies, With draughts and spells, and such unlawful curies

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