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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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CURR, v.2 and n.2

1. v. In the game of shinty: to run away with the ball from an opponent's club (Cai. 1911 John o' Groat Jnl. (17 Feb.)); “to move a thing by a slight touch with the point of anything” (Cai. 1905 E.D.D.Suppl.; 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 69; Cai.1 c.1920). With at: “to try to effect such a movement” (E.D.D.Suppl.).

2. n. A slight touch used to move something (Cai. 1905 E.D.D.Suppl.; 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 69; Ork. 1934).

[Phs. an aphetic form of Scurr, q.v., to touch lightly, graze.]

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