curry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v curry give a neat appearance to "groom the dogs","dress the horses"
    • v curry treat by incorporating fat "curry tanned leather"
    • v curry season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
    • n curry (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Curry (Cookery) A kind of sauce much used in India, containing garlic, pepper, ginger, and other strong spices.
    • Curry A stew of fowl, fish, or game, cooked with curry.
    • Curry To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons. "I have seen him curry a fellow's carcass handsomely."
    • Curry To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of leather.
    • Curry To dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like) with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order to make clean. "Your short horse is soon curried ."
    • v. t Curry To flavor or cook with curry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • curry To rub and clean (a horse) with a comb; groom: sometimes used in contempt, with reference to a person.
    • curry Hence2. To stroke as if to soothe; flatter.
    • curry To dress or prepare (tanned hides) for use by soaking, skiving, shaving, scouring, coloring, graining, etc.
    • curry Figuratively, to beat; drub; thrash: as, to curry one's hide.
    • n curry A kind of sauce or relish, made of meat, fish, fowl, fruit, eggs, or vegetables, cooked with bruised spices, such as cayenne-pepper, coriander-seed, ginger, garlic, etc., with turmeric, much used in India and elsewhere as a relish or flavoring for boiled rice. The article of food prepared with this sauce is said to be curried: as, curried rice, curried fowl, etc.
    • curry To flavor or prepare with curry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Curry kur′i a kind of sauce or seasoning much used in India, compounded of pepper, ginger, and other spices: a stew mixed with curry-powder
    • v.t Curry kur′i to dress leather: to rub down and dress a horse: to beat: to scratch
    • pr.p Curry curr′ying; pa.p. curr′ied
    • Curry obsolete forms of Quarry.
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Idioms

Curry favour - If people try to curry favour, they try to get people to support them. ('Curry favor' is the American spelling.)
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Short horse soon curried - A convenient and superficial explanation that is normally unconvincing is a short horse soon curried.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. curraien, curreien, OF. cunreer, correier, to prepare, arrange, furnish, curry (a horse), F. corroyer, to curry (leather) (cf. OF. conrei, conroi, order, arrangement, LL. conredium,); cor-,L.com-,) + roi, rei, arrangement, order; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. ready,. See Ready Greith, and cf. Corody Array

Usage

In literature:

It is generally eaten with a nice curry, and sauces of various vegetables are added.
"Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons" by Arabella W. Stuart
Worcester Sauce and the invaluable curry powder were never wanting.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
The children were called in from the woods and curried down.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
Mrs. Hofford followed him presently, and found him currying Prince.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
We gave him some curry and rice.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
From Curry's time (1766) they began to erect posts or depots at important points to carry on their trade.
"The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists" by George Bryce
Lift the curry into the centre of platter and garnish with one hard-boiled egg, chopped fine.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
A little curry-powder in chopped pickle gives a delicious flavor to it.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
WILLIAM CURRY & CO., 9, UPPER SACKVILLE-STREET, AND J. ROBERTSON, 8 GRAFTON-STREET.
"The American Prejudice Against Color" by William G. Allen
It is also a condiment, and is largely used in Indian curry-powder.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
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In poetry:

I was an idle Iguana,
Who lived upon curried banana;
With tears he'd protest
That he never could rest
Till he learned to sing "Eileen Alanna."
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
At the wedding ceremony
the two sisters came to curry favor
and the white dove pecked their eyes out.
Two hollow spots were left
like soup spoons.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton
"Oh my! pretty man, if you please,
Blom boodin, biftek, currie lamb,
Bouldogue, two franc half, quite ze cheese,
Rosbif, me spik Angleesh, godam."
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
These be the glorious ends whereto we pass —
Let Him who Is, go call on Him who Was;
And He shall see the mallie steals the slab
For currie-grinder, and for goats the grass.
"The Last Department" by Rudyard Kipling
In the ember days of my last free summer,
here I lie, outside myself, watching
the gross body eating a poor curry:
satisfied at what I have done, scared of what
I have to do in my last free winter.
"In the ember days of my last free summer" by Ben Jonson
The Priest was enrag'd when he found out the evil,
And swore he would send the poor lad to the devil;
But the promise he broke, as was afterwards found,
Because, it appears, Curry Whisp kept his ground.
"The Art Of Speaking" by William Hutton

In news:

Add garlic, ginger and curry .
Chicken chopped and fully cooked 2 cup Curry Powder 2 Tbls.
45 min Cook Time: no additional cooking required Chicken chopped and fully cooked 2 cup Curry Powder 2 Tbls.
The thinly sliced jalapeño served on top adds a bright, fresh heat that's delicious with the warm curry spices and sweet roasted cauliflower.
The thinly sliced jalapeño served on top adds a bright, fresh heat that's delicious with the warm curry spices and sweet roasted cauliflower.
Cumin-scented quinoa with beets and curried chickpeas.
Curried chickpeas go very nicely with the nutty, beet-sweetened quinoa.
Add extra curry and lemon according to taste.
Curried green lentil soup with raita.
Curried lentil soup to warm up on a cold day.
Curried Chicken Stir-Fry with New Potatoes and Snow Peas.
The amount of salt required will greatly vary depending on the type of stock you use, the curry paste or powder you decide to use, as well as the type of salt you have.
Try it with any type of curry paste.
Mix mayonnaise and curry paste in a small bowl.
FACETIME- Curry's favor: Cookie lady offers hospitality.
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In science:

Thirdly, we could consider curried strategy application.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
For Virgo cluster we use the VCC (Binggeli et al. 1985) and VPC (Young & Currie 1998) designations when available.
Optical spectroscopy and the UV luminosity function of galaxies in the Abell 1367, Coma and Virgo clusters
Malcolm Currie provided invaluable help with applying ORAC-DR to ESO datasets.
A census of the Wolf-Rayet content in Westerlund 1 from near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy
To avoid spurious evaluations, we are going to steal a standard trick1 from functional programming2 and use currying to solve our problems.
A canonical form for some piecewise defined functions
The finite developments theorem, due to Curry and Feys and later proved by many others, states in its simplest form that all developments are finite.
A Note on Shortest Developments
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