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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fur  \Fur\  (f[^u]r),  n.  [OE.  furre,  OF  forre,  fuerre,  sheath, 
  case,  of  German  origin;  cf  OHG.  fuotar  lining,  case,  G. 
  futter;  akin  to  Icel.  f[=o][eth]r  lining,  Goth.  f[=o]dr, 
  scabbard;  cf  Skr.  p[=a]tra  vessel,  dish.  The  German  and 
  Icel.  words  also  have  the  sense  fodder,  but  this  was 
  probably  a  different  word  originally.  Cf  {Fodder}  food, 
  {Fother},  v.  t.,  {Forel},  n.] 
  1.  The  short,  fine,  soft  hair  of  certain  animals,  growing 
  thick  on  the  skin,  and  distinguished  from  the  hair,  which 
  is  longer  and  coarser. 
 
  2.  The  skins  of  certain  wild  animals  with  the  fur;  peltry; 
  as  a  cargo  of  furs. 
 
  3.  Strips  of  dressed  skins  with  fur,  used  on  garments  for 
  warmth  or  for  ornament. 
 
  4.  pl  Articles  of  clothing  made  of  fur;  as  a  set  of  furs 
  for  a  lady  (a  collar,  tippet,  or  cape,  muff,  etc.). 
 
  Wrapped  up  in  my  furs.  --Lady  M.  W. 
  Montagu. 
 
  5.  Any  coating  considered  as  resembling  fur;  as: 
  a  A  coat  of  morbid  matter  collected  on  the  tongue  in 
  persons  affected  with  fever. 
  b  The  soft,  downy  covering  on  the  skin  of  a  peach. 
  c  The  deposit  formed  on  the  interior  of  boilers  and 
  other  vessels  by  hard  water. 
 
  6.  (Her.)  One  of  several  patterns  or  diapers  used  as 
  tinctures.  There  are  nine  in  all  or  according  to  some 
  writers,  only  six  --See  Tincture. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fur  \Fur\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  furs;  bearing  or  made  of  fur;  as  a  fur 
  cap;  the  fur  trade 
 
  {Fur  seal}  (Zo["o]l.)  one  of  several  species  of  seals  of  the 
  genera  {Callorhinus}  and  {Arclocephalus},  inhabiting  the 
  North  Pacific  and  the  Antarctic  oceans.  They  have  a  coat 
  of  fine  and  soft  fur  which  is  highly  prized.  The  northern 
  fur  seal  ({Callorhinus  ursinus})  breeds  in  vast  numbers  on 
  the  Prybilov  Islands,  off  the  coast  of  Alaska;  --  called 
  also  {sea  bear}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fur  \Fur\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Furred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Furring}.] 
  1.  To  line  face,  or  cover  with  fur;  as  furred  robes.  ``You 
  fur  your  gloves  with  reason.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cover  with  morbid  matter,  as  the  tongue. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  To  nail  small  strips  of  board  or  larger  scantling 
  upon  in  order  to  make  a  level  surface  for  lathing  or 
  boarding,  or  to  provide  for  a  space  or  interval  back  of 
  the  plastered  or  boarded  surface,  as  inside  an  outer  wall, 
  by  way  of  protection  against  damp.  --Gwill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fur 
  n  1:  the  dressed  hairy  coat  of  a  mammal  [syn:  {pelt}] 
  2:  dense  coat  of  fine  silky  hairs  on  an  mammals  e.g.  cat  or 
  seal  or  weasel 
  3:  a  garment  made  of  fur 




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