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- n. The pearl oyster.
- adj. ourie
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Chill; having the sensation of cold; drooping; shivering.
- Bleak; melancholy.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
They believed them to proceed not from a fish, but from a shell, which is known by the Tamil name of (_oorie cooleeroo cradoo_, or) the "crying shell," a name in which the sound seems to have been adopted as an echo to the sense.
The uifgem breakers low* arid hearfit Her love caJ* up, a lifelefk oorie:
The toomness o the visitors’ corridor offered Paolo nae bield fae the buildin’s oorie atmosphere; Gallery 1083 wis an eerie airt wi or wioot passengers.