Furless



[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,

/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
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

see: make the dust (fur) fly

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