Gurry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gurry A small fort.
    • n Gurry An alvine evacuation; also, refuse matter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gurry Feces.
    • n gurry Fish-offal. It is sometimes ground up for bait when bait-fish are scarce. [New Eng.]
    • n gurry In whale-fishing, the refuse resulting from the operations of cutting in and boiling out a whale.
    • n gurry The refuse of a dissecting-room. The term is said to have been introduced at Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, by Professor Jeffries Wyman, and to have become current there.
    • n gurry One of the grades of menhaden-oil: a tradename.
    • gurry To foul with gurry; throw offal upon, as fishing-gear or fishing-grounds. The word is applied chiefly to herring-weirs upon which gurry may drift from the place where it has been dumped. This is a great injury, as herring will not approach a gurried weir. [New Eng.]
    • n gurry In India, a small native fort.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gurry gur′i fish-offal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. garhī,

Usage

In literature:

Oh, Penn, dump these in the gurry-butt 'fore you sleep.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
Gurry, so called, is a term properly belonging to right whalemen, but sometimes incidentally used by the sperm fishermen.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
Ves carts everything in that cart from dead cows to gurry barrels.
"The Portygee" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
BY ROBERT M. YERKES AND GURRY E. HUGGINS.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Port Filth, Port Rum, Port Dirk-Knife, Port Prostitution, Port Fish-Gurry, Port everything unsavory and unconscionable!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
Keelers, deck, rail, our hands, faces, boots and oilskins were sticky with the blood and gurry.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
The steamer hit her abaft the main-mast, aboot the gurry-kid, and it didna hit the dory.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
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In news:

These diagrams have subsequently been referred to as Ellingham, Ellingham-Richardson, Darken and Gurry, or modified Ellingham diagrams IH.
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