curs barked; children squealed; native tongues chattered in many languages.
Now Heaven help a poor, deserted maid, who set her trust in curs!
Didst thou never, dear Walter, see two curs pop unexpectedly on one another within a yard and half of a bone?
He turned neither to left nor right, nor heeded the barking of curs at his heels.
There were curs to do the smaller work; but some day he would slip this creature upon its prey.
Thus the intendants and the curs reproached each other by turns.
curs'd merchandise, where life is sold, / And avarice consents to starve for gold.
Look at the two slinking off like the curs they are, with their tails between their legs.
In the last twenty-four hours we have even had snow, to the enormous astonishment of the urchins and curs of the place.
When he reached the threshold, the curs formed themselves into a procession.
early 13c., curre, earlier kurdogge used of both vicious dogs and cowardly dogs, probably from Old Norse kurra or Middle Low German korren both echoic, both meaning "to growl." Cf. Swedish dialectal kurre, Middle Dutch corre "house dog."