from The Century Dictionary.
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- adjective Chill; having the sensation of cold; drooping; shivering.
- adjective Bleak; melancholy.
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Familiar with all the seasons he represents the phases of a northern winter with a frequency characteristic of his clime and of his fortunes; her tempests became anthems in his verse, and the sounding woods "raise his thoughts to Him that walketh on the wings of the wind"; full of pity for the shelterless poor, the "ourie cattle," the
"Her bark's waur than her bite," said Mrs. Craig, as she returned to her husband, who felt already some of the ourie symptoms of a henpecked destiny.
L-ourie, and degcribei a conien Willi Ixjrd Norlli. in a letter to F lin, in 1781, 466-403.