Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A confused throng; a crowd; a heap.
- n. A confusion; confused inarticulate sound or utterance; disturbance; tumult.
- To hurry carelessly.
- To lug; pull.
- To daub; dirty.
- n. In coal-mining, a tram or car fitted with a device for taking up the slack of the rope used in hauling the cars.
- v. transitive To lug or pull about.
- v. transitive To daub; dirty.
- n. obsolete A confused heap; a throng or jumble, as of people or sounds.
- v. intransitive To hurry carelessly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A confused heap; a throng, as of persons; a jumble, as of sounds.
- Welsh llwry precipitant. (Wiktionary)
“And after a very great deal of talk -- almost as much as Mr. Miles's carrying had needed -- the altar stone was lifted, Quentin, curtains, awning and all, and carried along a gangway to the shore, and there it was put on a sort of cart, more like what people in Manchester call a lurry than anything else I can think of.”
“I lurry, still clutching the telescope and trainers, jumped the last lew stairs and followed Dumbledore, who had settled himself in i he armchair nearest the fire and was taking in the surroundings wilh an expression of benign interest.”
“A Jacobean writer speaks of “the lurry of lawyers,” and “a lurry and rabble of poor friars.””
“I long to be in Ireland; but the Ministry beg me to stay: however, when this Parliament lurry is over, I will endeavour to steal away; by which time I hope the First-Fruit business will be done.”
“I long to be in Ireland; but the Ministry beg me to stay: however, when this Parliament lurry  is over, I will endeavour to steal away; by which time I hope the First-Fruit business will be done.”
“A Jacobean writer speaks of "the lurry of lawyers," and”
“A haziness that had been in the sky, strengthened into a lurry of little cloudlets between us and the stars.”
“The mantelpiece and the corner cupboard, and the shelves behind the door, and the top of the chest of drawers and the bureau were all covered up with a perfect litter and lurry of old china.”
“Ancoats pavements; the drunken lurryman tottering out from the public-house to his lurry under the biting sleet of February; the ragged barefoot boys and girls swarming and festering in the slums; the young men struggling all about him for subsistence and success -- these for the first time became realities to him, entered into that pondering of 'whence and whither' to which he had been always destined, and whereon he was now consciously started.”
“One on 'em borrowed a wheelbarrow, as they could'nt get a luggage lurry, an 'they had to wheel it up an' daan th 'haase floor i' ther turns, callin aght "By leave!”
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