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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

COORAG, COURAG, CURRAG, n.2 The forefinger, the index. The reduced forms coorie and curry are given by Cai.7 1937. [′ku:rəg]Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 69:
He took 'id 'tween's currag an's thoom.
Cai. 1932 Caithness Forum in John o' Groat Jnl. (28 Oct.):
He ties 'e stringie roond his coorag an' made her [a yo-yo] spin fae 'e floor til 'e reef. [Also spelt courag (Ib. (16 May 1930)).]

[Gael. corrag, id., from còrr, point, etc. (MacBain).]

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