"Of a dog; currish," is the definition which we get from Johnson,—quite correctly, and in accordance with its etymology.
It was a currish image, suggestive of the choicest satisfaction.
The simile, though a currish one, will hold good in its application to the human race.
The last sort of dogs consisteth of the currish kind meet for many toys, of which the whappet or prick-eared cur is one.
Then the currish way in which he took his licking added to the sport.
Marry, she says your dog was a cur, and tells you currish thanks is good enough for such a present.
Our ears are first assailed by a few shrill, currish barks at intervals, like the outpost firing of skirmishing parties.
It is a currish thing to look upon death in battle or by hara-kiri as a pollution: this is a thing to bear in mind.
At the manor-house steps he found at last sufficient grace to say: "It was a currish thing to do; will you forgive me, Ardea?"
The last sort of dogs consisteth of the currish kind met for manie toies: of which the whappet or prickeard curre is one.