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 for cur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cur \Cur\ (k[^u]r), n. [OE. curre, kur; cf. dial. Sw. kurre dog,
     OD. korre watchdog, and Icel. kurra to murmur, grumble, Sw.
     kurra to rumble, croak, Dan. kurre to coo, whirr; prob. of
     imitative origin.]
     1. A mongrel or inferior dog.
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              They . . . like to village curs,
              Bark when their fellows do.           -- Shak.
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     2. A worthless, snarling fellow; -- used in contempt.
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              What would you have, you curs,
              That like nor peace nor war?          --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an inferior dog or one of mixed breed [syn: cur,
           mongrel, mutt]
      2: a cowardly and despicable person

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "cur":
     animal, beast, bounder, dog, hound, hyena, insect, lurcher,
     mongrel, mutt, pariah dog, pig, polecat, reptile, riffraff, rotter,
     scum, serpent, shit, shithead, skunk, snake, stinkard, stinker,
     swine, toad, varmint, vermin, viper, whelp, worm

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