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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curry  \Cur"ry\  (k?r"r?),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Curried}  (-r?d); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Currying}.]  [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}.] 
  1.  To  dress  or  prepare  for  use  by  a  process  of  scraping, 
  cleansing,  beating,  smoothing,  and  coloring;  --  said  of 
  leather. 
 
  2.  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.  --Beau.  &  FL 
 
  3.  To  beat  or  bruise;  to  drub;  --  said  of  persons. 
 
  I  have  seen  him  curry  a  fellow's  carcass  handsomely. 
  --Beau.  &  FL 
 
  {To  curry  favor},  to  seek  to  gain  favor  by  flattery  or 
  attentions.  See  {Favor},  n. 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  currying 
 
  Turning  an  uncurried  function  into  a  {curried  function}. 
 
 




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