from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as curari.
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It was a fearsome potion known to the Indians as ourari, killer of birds.
"Curari, called variously 'curara, ourari, woorali', a deadly poison which leaves no trace when injected into the blood, or applied to an open wound or sore."
Raleigh recommends as an antidote to the ourari (curare) the juice of garlick.