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wurley

[wur-lee] /ˈwɜr li/
noun, plural wurleys, wurlies. Australian
1.
an Aborigine's shelter, made of branches and leaves.
2.
a nest, especially a rat's nest.
Origin
Kaurna
1840-1850
1840-50; < Kaurna (Australian Aboriginal language, now extinct, spoken at the present site of Adelaide), recorded as wa(d)li
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wurley

/ˈwɜːlɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) an Aboriginal hut
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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