(Cou*rap") n. (Med.) A skin disease, common in India, in which there is perpetual itching and eruption, esp. of the groin, breast, armpits, and face.

(Courb) a. [F. courbe, fr. L. curvus. See Curve, a.] Curved; rounded. [Obs.]

Her neck is short, her shoulders courb.

(Courb) v. i. [F. courber. See Curs.] To bend; to stop; to bow. [Obs.]

Then I courbed on my knees.
Piers Plowman.

(Cour"ba*ril) n. [F. courbaril, from a South American word.] See Animé, n.

(Courche) n. [Cf. Kerchief.] A square piece of linen used formerly by women instead of a cap; a kerchief. [Scot.] [Written also curch.] Jamieson.

(Cou"ri*er) n. [F. courrier, fr. courre, courir, to run, L. currere. See Course, Current.]

1. A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public business.

The wary Bassa . . . by speedy couriers, advertised Solyman of the enemy's purpose.

2. An attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the way.

(Cour"lan) n. (Zoöl.) A South American bird, of the genus Aramus, allied to the rails.

(Course) n. [F. cours, course, L. cursus, fr. currere to run. See Current.]

1. The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.

And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais.
Acts xxi. 7.

2. The ground or path traversed; track; way.

The same horse also run the round course at Newmarket.

3. Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.

A light by which the Argive squadron steers
Their silent course to Ilium's well known shore.

Westward the course of empire takes its way.

4. Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.

5. Motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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