cur (n.) Old form(s): curre, Curres
dog, mastiff, watch-dog [without a contemptuous sense]
Mac III.i.92[Macbeth to Murderers] hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs
MV I.iii.115[Shylock to Antonio] You, that did ... foot me as you spurn a stranger cur / Over your threshold
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