Fur



[fur] /fɜr/

noun
1.
the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal.
2.
the skin of certain animals, as the sable, ermine, or beaver, covered with such a coat, used for lining, trimming, or making garments.
3.
a garment made of fur.
4.
any coating resembling or suggesting fur, as certain matter on the tongue.
5.
Heraldry. any conventional representation of a fur, as ermine, vair, potent, or their variations.
adjective
6.
of or relating to fur, animal skins, dressed pelts, etc.:
a fur coat; a fur trader.
verb (used with object), furred, furring.
7.
to line, face, or trim, with fur, as a garment.
8.
Building Trades. to apply to (a wall, ceiling, etc.).
9.
to clothe (a person) with fur.
10.
to coat with foul or deposited matter.
Idioms
11.
make the fur fly,

1.
furlong; furlongs.
/fɜː/
noun
1.
the dense coat of fine silky hairs on such mammals as the cat, seal, and mink
2.

3.
a garment made of fur, such as a coat or stole
4.

5.
(heraldry) any of various stylized representations of animal pelts or their tinctures, esp ermine or vair, used in coats of arms
6.
(informal) a whitish coating of cellular debris on the tongue, caused by excessive smoking, an upset stomach, etc
7.
(Brit) a whitish-grey deposit consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate precipitated from hard water onto the insides of pipes, boilers, and kettles
8.
make the fur fly, to cause a scene or disturbance
verb furs, furring, furred
9.
(transitive) to line or trim a garment, etc, with fur
10.
(often foll by up) to cover or become covered with a furlike lining or deposit
11.
(transitive) to clothe (a person) in a fur garment or garments
abbreviation
1.
furlong
n.

late 14c. “trimming or lining of a garment” (implied c.1300 in surname Furhode “fur hood”), probably from Old French fourrer “to line, sheathe,” from fuerre “sheath, covering,” from Frankish *fodr or another Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian foder “coat lining,” Old High German fotar “a lining,” German Futter, Gothic fodr “sword sheath”), from Proto-Germanic *fodram “sheath.”

Sense transferred in English from the notion of a lining to the thing used in it. First applied early 15c. to animal hair still on the animal.

I’le make the fur Flie ’bout the eares of the old Cur. [Butler, “Hudibras,” 1663]

As a verb, from c.1300, from Old French fourrer. Related: Furred; furring.

noun

furlong
see: make the dust (fur) fly

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