American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of western Russia east-southeast of Yekaterinburg. Founded in the 17th century, it is a trade center in a rich agricultural area. Population: 334,000.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the prehistoric burial-mounds in Russia, found from the Carpathians eastward into Siberia. Most of the kurgans belong to the stone age and contain remains of a dolichocephalic type which preceded the present brachycephalic type of Russia. They were, however, used as late as the tenth century of our era.
- From Russian курган, from Turkic (compare Turkish kurgan ‘fortress’). (Wiktionary)
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“The Kurgan is a little different in that he ultimately knows that what he's doing is wrong in the eyes of the world, but he simply rejects the notion of that sort of judgment.”
“I swear, the Kurgan is the funniest psycho I’ve seen since I attended 9th grade at the Menninger Clinic.”
“None other than the Kurgan himself provides the voice of arch villain Lex Luthor.”
“Two of the panelists, Adam Greenfield, founder and managing partner of Urbanscale, a New York consulting firm focused on designing user-centered services for cities; and Laura Kurgan, director of the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University, sounded the alarm about the rush to harvest oceans of data from monitoring the human activities and infrastructure of cities.”
“As Paul Kurgan then noticed, FERC DID have the authority to regulate what games Enron was playing in the electric markets across the entire West, but absolutely refused to do so.”
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“Savage, voiced by Clancy Brown, who played The Kurgan in Highlander, is a curious guy.”
“My favorite fantasy movie villain would have to be The Kurgan from Highlander, with Magneto from the X-Men films a very close second.”
“Kurgan: Hey, I used to do this to your sister all the time too!”
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