Lurry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lurry A confused heap; a throng, as of persons; a jumble, as of sounds. "To turn prayer into a kind of lurry ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lurry A confused throng; a crowd; a heap.
    • n lurry A confusion; confused inarticulate sound or utterance; disturbance; tumult.
    • lurry To hurry carelessly.
    • lurry To lug; pull.
    • lurry To daub; dirty.
    • n lurry In coal-mining, a tram or car fitted with a device for taking up the slack of the rope used in hauling the cars.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lurry lur′i (Milt.) confusion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
W. llwry, precipitant, a provision

Usage

In literature:

A Jacobean writer speaks of "the lurry of lawyers," and "a lurry and rabble of poor friars.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
The lodge-door was like a common garden-door; on one side of it were great closed gates for the ingress and egress of lurries and wagons.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
A haziness that had been in the sky, strengthened into a lurry of little cloudlets between us and the stars.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
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In poetry:

Too good for the knacker, too poor for the lurry!
Let him go to the army that buys in a hurry!
Too good for the kennels, too poor for another,
Let him carry thy destiny, England my mother!
"The Quest (Horses For The Army)" by Cicely Fox Smith
Too good for the knacker, too poor for the lurry,
Let him go to the army that buys in a hurry!
Too good for the kennels, too poor for another,
Let him carry thy destiny, England my mother!
"The Quest (Horses For The Army)" by Cicely Fox Smith