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[woo-rah-lee] /wʊˈrɑ li/
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  • It was woorali, and the reason why there was no trace of a weapon was because the blessed thing melted.

    Cleek of Scotland Yard Thomas W. Hanshew
  • Be sure I looked, Doctor, the instant I suspected that woorali had been used.

    Cleek of Scotland Yard Thomas W. Hanshew
  • How could he, indeed, he observed, find the materials for concocting the woorali poison into which to dip the point of his darts?

    The Wanderers W.H.G. Kingston
  • woorali is extremely volatile, for one thing, and evaporates rapidly.

    Cleek of Scotland Yard Thomas W. Hanshew
  • M. Thiercelin, the inventor of this poison, composes it by mixing a salt of strychnine with one-twentieth of woorali.

    The Art of Travel Francis Galton
  • The first was composed of several bunches of the woorali vine; another was a root with a sharp, bitter taste.

    The Wanderers W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for woorali


a less common name for curare
Word Origin
C18: from the native S American name
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