curst

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj curst deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed","cursed with four daughter","not a cursed drop","his cursed stupidity","I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Curst imp. & p. p. of Curse.
    • a Curst Froward; malignant; mischievous; malicious; snarling. "Though his mind Be ne'er so curst , his tonque is kind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • curst Shrewish; waspish; vixenish; ill-tempered: applied to women.
    • curst Ill-tempered; crabbed; cantankerous; peevish; snarling: applied to men.
    • curst Vicious; fierce; dangerous.
    • curst Detestable; execrable: used as an expletive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Curst cursed: deserving a curse: ill-tempered: shrewish: froward
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Quotations

  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
SeeCurse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cursiancurs, a curse; ety. dub.; not conn. with Cross.

Usage

In literature:

My dear curst creatures, there was once a wife whose name was Catherine Fyste, and she was crafty in court, and well could carve.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
Armed, in the vacant courts, by Juno's fane, Phoenix and curst Ulysses watched the prey.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Unblest the man, whom music makes to stray Near the curst coast, and listen to their lay.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
A third being troubled with a curst, a trecherous and wanton wanton wife, vsed this similitude.
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
Thou'rt so profanely leud, so curst by Heaven, All Quarrels thou espousest must be fatal.
"The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)" by Aphra Behn
Or a man to be curstly affrayed of his owne shaddow.
"The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara" by John Dee
The days were insufferably hot and mosquito-curst; the nights chilly, damp and mosquito-haunted.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He curst his son, and he curst himself that ever he should beget a son that should eat burned pig.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
Shall my foolish heart be burst, 'Cause I see a woman's curst?
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Nor could she raise her hand or use "a curst and shrewish tongue" to him without fear of public punishment in the stocks or pillory.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
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In poetry:

The merciless is doubly curst,
As mercy is "twice blest;"
Vengeance, though slow, shall come,-- but first
The vengeance of the breast!
"Cruelty" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The gross grey gods like gargoyles spit
On every poet's holy head;
No mustard-seed of truth or wit
In those curst furrows, quick or dead!
"Dumb" by Aleister Crowley
She saith to the bloody one curst
With the fever of evil, she saith
“My sorrow shall strangle thee first
With an agony wilder than death!
"Australia Vindex" by Henry Kendall
Through many a clime 'tis mine to go,
With many a retrospection curst;
And all my solace is to know,
Whate'er betides, I've known the worst.
"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. Canto I. " by Lord George Gordon Byron
"In our Talmud it stands written,
Thrice curst is the tongue of slander,
Poisoning also with its victim,
Him who speaks and him who listens."
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
So sung the dauntless Saracen,
Whereat the Prophet-Chief ordains
That, curst of Allah, loathed of men,
The faithless one shall die in chains.
"Abu Midjan" by Eugene Field

In news:

Print Email Blest be the man that spares these stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.
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In science:

Phases A and B are determined by the evolution of the curst while C and D reflect the evolution of core.
Pairing and the Cooling of Neutron Stars
Afterward, the core is essentially isothermal and heat from the curst is now rapidly flowing into the cold core, a process which takes little more than 100 years and is reflected by a sudden drop of Te when the cooling wave reaches the surface.
Pairing and the Cooling of Neutron Stars
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