from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A brown-black, shining, brittle, resinous substance, consisting of the aqueous extract of Strychnos toxifera, and various other species of the same genus, used by South American Indians for poisoning their arrows, especially the small arrows shot from the blow-gun.

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  • noun Alternative form of curare.


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  • The arrow poison, usually known as curari, was prepared from the juice of certain lianas or tree vines and was an article of intertribal trade over a great extent of territory.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • "Doctor, are you acquainted with the poison known as curari or curarine?"

    The Lost Despatch

  • The venom of the snake, like the "curari" poison of the South-American Indians, is only effective when coming in contact with the blood.

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • Utroque igitur modo medicina inutilis; si lethalis, curari non potest; si curabilis, non requirit medicum: natura expellet.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Frustra fatigant remediis aegros, qui victus ratione curari possunt, Heurnius.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Spicel. de morbis daemoniacis, sic a sacrificulis parati unguentis Magicis corpori illitis, ut stultae plebeculae persuadeant tales curari a Sancto Antonio.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In quocunque sit a quacunque causa Hypocon. praesertim, semper est longa, morosa, nec facile curari potest.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Incantatione orti incantatione curari debent; if they be caused by incantation, [2803] they must be cured by incantation.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Si curari vult, opus est pertinaci perseverantia, fideli obedientia, et patientis singulari, si taedet aut desperet, nullum habebit effectum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Cuncta mala corporis ab animo procedunt, quae nisi curentur, corpus curari minime potest, Charmid.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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