Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scand. myth., one of the three Fates, the Norn of the past.
- n. In India, the most highly prized of all the pulses of the genus Phaseolus, a variety of P. Mungo, largely cultivated in all parts of India. It is a valued article of Hindu medicine, and as food is eaten in the form of bread, boiled whole, parched, or as spice-balls. Same as mash.
- n. goddess of fate: a giantess who personified the past
“But the subcontinent also had its own species, the most important of which are the Asiatic Vigna species or as they are known in India ‘grams’: mung beans (V. radiata or green gram), urd beans (V. mungo or black gram) as well as moth beans (V. aconitifolia), and rice beans (V. umbellata).”
“There are serious issues facing Leda, despite the efforts made by Islamic Relief which have been rated ++ by Francois Grunewald from Groupe URD (French acronym for Emergency Rehabilitation Development, a French not for profit Research and Evaluation Institute -- www. urd.org) who visited the camps during a mission for the European Humanitarian office DG ECHO.”
“July 24, 2009 at 8:28 am ohai, mai pieohneer dai iz gud, ai dint goe daown tew teh beeg puh-rayd coz iz nawt mai fing, an iz gittin HAWT allreddee! aifink wii goes tew a moobee diz affturnuun! ai haz a ty-urd aftur awl taht mowntin krossink!”
“Clockwise from back row: mint chutney, galangal powder, sumac, frozen onion parathas, coconut biscuits, roasted and seasoned chick peas and urd lentils.”
“So let us get this stright-exley is a %urd-it eats $hit with a grin. and will be given ever lasting life by jeebus.”
“Also called black gram; differs from mung bean in that urd beans have erect pods, longer hairs and longer seeds; more drought resistant than mung beans.”
“In the corresponding scene of the first Quartos we have the words ‘Hark van urd in your ear,’ and the meaning of the text may have been obscured by some omission in the Folio.”
“We have a population that will follow any ole t. urd that produces a smell without knowing where they are being lead, and this population has lost more hope and more ambition than at anytime in my 50 years of living.”
“They reached the mark: proud Gyas urd his train In triumph rode the vigors of the main: i»”
“ai iz sorri tew heer yew haz to taek teh medz dat maek yew tir-urd….mi denz ar teh opposit….. yaeh !”
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