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fur

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a fur coat (=made from an animal’s fur)
▪ In Moscow a lot of the women wear fur coats.
imitation fur/pearls/silk/leather etc (=something that looks like an expensive material but is a copy of it)
▪ an imitation fur coat
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
black
▪ He was in a blue uniform coat that was thickly encrusted with gold loops and edged with black astrakhan fur.
▪ She could even see it in this thing, the pallor of it, the fine dust of jet black fur.
▪ Her sister-in-law wore canary yellow trimmed with black marten fur.
▪ He wore a heavy velvet robe of deepest crimson and indigo, trimmed with black fur.
▪ It ruffled Roland's black fur.
fake
▪ Plus the best and most affordable selection of fake fur cushions in town - zebra, leopard, tiger among others.
▪ She was a vision in a pink fake fur Todd Oldham jacket.
▪ My first successes were in fake fur - we had one each.
▪ A vest of fake fur like the one she had made for Jill when she was small?
▪ But for the ultimate indulgence this winter, splash out on one of the new fake furs.
▪ Until my first New York winter rain, when the fake fur matted around my neck, wrists and knees.
▪ It was a tiny fluffy one, a Christmas present, slightly see-through and trimmed with fake fur.
▪ This year their major bow to realness has been replacing fake fur with genuine dead pelts.
grey
▪ Silver grey costume, grey suede shoes and over it all a grey fur coat.
▪ And Sophia said she had a grey squirrel fur coat too.
▪ She was a plump mole only a little older than the visitor, but with warm motherly eyes and pleasant grey fur.
▪ This one was very small with grey fur all over its body.
▪ Plants with grey fur wilted in pots; cobwebs hung beneath the round table, draped the lopsided chairs.
▪ After a few minutes a woman in a grey fur coat began to cross the street from my building.
▪ A large black automobile pulled in opposite the building, and a woman in a grey fur coat got out.
▪ Wings and body were covered in grey fur.
soft
▪ The darkening path felt warm and soft as fur.
▪ I buried my face in the dusty, soft white fur of his stomach.
▪ She stroked the soft, thick fur which felt warm, though the cat was trembling.
▪ It was lined with soft fur and my fringed silk scarf.
▪ The result is a kind of knuckle-duster, a row of hard bumps hidden deceptively in the soft, dense fur.
▪ It would be lined with soft fur and decorated with nandina berries.
▪ A soft fur coverlet draped on the foot of the bed.
▪ For a moment Marcus remembered his cat's soft fur, the soft tickle of his breathing.
white
▪ In moonlight the white belly fur breaks up the outline of the hunter to perfection.
▪ I buried my face in the dusty, soft white fur of his stomach.
▪ Some rooms were covered in snow and all the animals there had white fur.
▪ Talent Gazette, her hair done up in sophisticated curls, her chin nestled into a glamorous touch of white fur.
▪ Its white fur looked unnatural, bleached on purpose, for a disguise.
▪ Take the example of a polar bear, which is equipped with a thick coat of white fur.
▪ They live mostly on the forest canopy and have white fur crash helmets with black faces and black ears peeping out.
▪ A white fur muff, stuffed with tissue paper, was tied around the neck of the padded hanger.
■ NOUN
coat
▪ He was warmly wrapped up in a fur coat and had gloves on.
▪ I took him from her, lay him on the fur coat and pressed his chest with my palms.
▪ Some women wear fur coats, others puffa jackets and boots.
▪ He ought to have bought her a fat fur coat.
▪ I didn't want to work in a place where I couldn't wear my fur coat.
▪ I realized that Minna was wearing an elegant new yellowish fur coat.
▪ Perhaps they looked a little incongruous sitting in their smart hats and fur coats, talking more loudly than anybody else.
▪ They bought fur coats and all that stuff.
collar
▪ He was clad in a long dark coat with a fur collar, and a scarf.
▪ She was wearing a fur hood and a Melton cloth coat with a huge fur collar.
▪ Edusha had dolled herself up and wore a fur collar and carried a muff.
farm
▪ Must be an escape from a zoo, he thought, just as mink could be from fur farms.
hat
▪ He is an extreme nationalist, who threatens war and expansion at the drop of a fur hat.
▪ The driver, muffled in his fur hat, had not noticed a thing.
▪ A man in a fur hat, long black leather coat, white shirt and silver tie got into the carriage.
▪ She washed clothes and dealt in smuggled electronic goods, rabbit-fur hats, sunflower seeds, pearl necklaces and noodles.
▪ But beneath the cascading ringlets and whacky fur hats, there was undiluted vintage Gaultier tailoring.
▪ At last, as if at a secret signal, people leave off their fur hats.
trade
▪ The way to stop the fur trade is to alienate the customer.
▪ The fur trade fast became the chief business of the colonies, exceeding in importance the commerce in timber and fish.
▪ No market for furs equals no shops like that one, equals no fur trade, no species extinction.
▪ Meanwhile, the fur trade is still flourishing.
▪ Until recent years, leopard skins fetched high prices in the fur trade.
▪ He lived most of his life on Manhattan Island, and built his first fortune on the fur trade.
▪ Today you're ripping up the cobblestones and storming the Bastille to stop the fur trade.
▪ Since the fur trade was also well past its zenith, the town snoozed in a rural backwater.
trader
▪ He had few finances but had in his possession a letter of introduction to a fur trader called John Joseph Astor.
▪ The 98 wolves were brought into the country alive by fur traders.
■ VERB
stroke
▪ We watched as Christopher's expression changed slowly from shock to amazement to joy as he stroked the animal's fur.
trim
▪ It was a tiny fluffy one, a Christmas present, slightly see-through and trimmed with fake fur.
wear
▪ Some women wear fur coats, others puffa jackets and boots.
▪ No nasty remarks about the wearing of real fur.
▪ I didn't want to work in a place where I couldn't wear my fur coat.
▪ They know that a whole bunch of famous models would rather go naked than wear fur.
▪ This was when everyone wore furs.
▪ She explained that she wore furs and her jewelry only when she traveled abroad with her husband on state visits.
▪ She never seemed to wear the same fur coat twice.
▪ Tape of the scene shot by news helicopters show a distraught woman, driving a Jaguar, wearing a fur coat.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
high-collared/open-collared/fur-collared etc
white-coated/fur-coated etc
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Furs from the far north of Canada were exchanged for cotton and other goods.
▪ In the hall, Mrs. Welland was putting on her fur.
▪ the fur industry
▪ There was cat fur all over the chair.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Finally I seized his scruff, took a fistful of fur.
▪ He raked his fingers through fur the color of weak tea, brown, red, golden tint of gaslight.
▪ I mean the whole, blue-green ball of fur, fin, feathers.
▪ The darkening path felt warm and soft as fur.
▪ Why, how, and when does the fur change? 10.
II.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
white-coated/fur-coated etc
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ The pipes and valves furred with woodchips as though by a half inch of sooty snow.
Wikipedia

Fur (disambiguation)

Fur refers to the body hair of non-human mammals; it is also a common slang term for human pubic hair.

Fur may also refer to:

Fur (film)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (also known simply as Fur) is a 2006 film starring Nicole Kidman as iconic American photographer Diane Arbus, who was known for her strange, disturbing images.

Fur (Archie Bronson Outfit album)

Fur is the debut full-length album by London-based band Archie Bronson Outfit. It was released on 26 July 2004.

Für

Für is a Hungarian surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Anikó Für (born 1964), Hungarian actress
  • Emil Für, Hungarian artist
  • Lajos Für (1930–2013), Hungarian politician and historian

Fur (surname)

Fur is a surname that is a common among some Ashkenazi Jews, originating in Russia. Most of their descendants live in the United States and Argentina.

Fur (island)

Fur (alternative older spelling Fuur) is a small Danish island in the Limfjord at the northern tip of the Salling peninsula. Fur has under 900 inhabitants. The island covers an area of 22 km². It is located at .

The island is linked to the mainland through a 24-hour ferry, the Sleipner-Fur ferry, sailing from Branden. The crossing of the Fursund takes 3–4 minutes.

The island is renowned for its deposits of diatomite, known in Danish as moler which is used for cat litter. Fossil hunting is a popular activity on the island, and the fossils one can find in the moler can be more than 55 million years old. Fur museum on the island features exhibits relating to the island, particularly fossils.

In 2010, readers of the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad voted for "Denmark's most wonderful island" and chose Fur ahead of Læsø and Ærø.

Fur is part of Skive municipality.

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Fur (Jane Wiedlin album)

Fur is the second album by American singer Jane Wiedlin, released in 1988. The songs " Rush Hour" and " Inside a Dream" were released as singles and both charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has a slick, contemporary production, with mainly programmed music complemented by electric guitar and some horns.

The album was written over a period of two years, following the lukewarm response to previous album Jane Wiedlin and her subsequent foray into acting.

Fur reached No. 105 on the US Billboard 200 and spent 21 weeks on the chart.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fur

Fur \Fur\ (f[^u]r), n. [OE. furre, OF. forre, fuerre, sheath, case, of German origin; cf. OHG. fuotar lining, case, G. futter; akin to Icel. f[=o][eth]r lining, Goth. f[=o]dr, scabbard; cf. Skr. p[=a]tra vessel, dish. The German and Icel. words also have the sense, fodder, but this was probably a different word originally. Cf. Fodder food, Fother, v. t., Forel, n.]

  1. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.

  2. The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs.

  3. Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.

  4. pl. Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).

    Wrapped up in my furs.
    --Lady M. W. Montagu.

  5. Any coating considered as resembling fur; as:

    1. A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever.

    2. The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.

    3. The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.

  6. (Her.) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.
    --See Tincture.

Fur

Fur \Fur\, a. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade.

Fur seal (Zo["o]l.) one of several species of seals of the genera Callorhinus and Arclocephalus, inhabiting the North Pacific and the Antarctic oceans. They have a coat of fine and soft fur which is highly prized. The northern fur seal ( Callorhinus ursinus) breeds in vast numbers on the Prybilov Islands, off the coast of Alaska; -- called also sea bear.

Fur

Fur \Fur\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furred; p. pr. & vb. n. Furring.]

  1. To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes. ``You fur your gloves with reason.''
    --Shak.

  2. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.

  3. (Arch.) To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp.
    --Gwill.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fur

late 14c. "trimming or lining of a garment" (implied c.1300 in surname Furhode "fur hood"), probably from Old French forrer, fourrer "cover with fur, line (clothing)," in general "to cover, fill with," from fuerre "sheath, scabbard" (via notion of "covering"), from Frankish *fodr or another Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *fodram "sheath" (cognates: Old Frisian foder "coat lining," Old High German fotar "a lining," German Futter, Gothic fodr "sword sheath"), from PIE root *pa- "to protect, feed" (see food (n.)).\n

\nFirst applied c.1400 to the hairy pelt of an animal, whether still on the animal or not. The Old French noun might have had the sense "hide, fur, pelt" (and thus might serve as the immediate source of the English noun), but this is not attested. Absent this, the sense transfer from the lining to the material that goes to make it probably happened in English. As an adjective from 1590s.\nI'le make the fur Flie 'bout the eares of the old Cur. [Butler, "Hudibras," 1663]

fur

c.1300 (implied in furred), from fur (n.) or Old French fourrer "to line." Related: Furring.

Wiktionary

fur

n. 1 Hairy coat of various mammal species, ''especially:'' when fine, soft and thick. 2 hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans. 3 A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel. 4 A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance. 5 # A thick pile of fabric. 6 # The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach. 7 # The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water. 8 # The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue. 9 (context heraldry English) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. 10 A furry; a member of the furry subculture. 11 (context vulgar slang English) pubic hair. 12 (context vulgar slang English) sexual attractiveness. vb. (context transitive English) To cover with fur.

WordNet

fur

  1. n. the dressed hairy coat of a mammal [syn: pelt]

  2. dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

  3. a garment made of fur

  4. [also: furring, furred]

Usage examples of "fur".

When he was ready to break camp, Ace decided to ride along the river until he came to a fur post.

Transport aircraft land daily on our airfield bringing fur clothing, skis, sledges and other things.

Figuring that the greeting was going to go on for a little while longer, Ake skirted the roiling mass of dog fur and confusion and approached Skerchock.

Eight wore the skins typical of the Akka people, furs and hides sewn into clothing.

To the left of the door were leather cases, piled one upon the other, a set of fur leg wrappings astand beside the cases, as though recently left.

It was as if a man had traveled the centuries from Warm-times, wrapped himself in fur, taken up javelins and atlatl, and filed his teeth.

Regis threw a furred bedgown about his shoulders and went to see what it was.

She longed to bury her face and hands in their fur, feel their raspy tongues on her cheeks and fingersor flippers as the case might behear their thundering purrs or even their disdainful scolding.

Twango himself, who came carefully across the garden, wearing his black gown and a bicorn hat of black fur to guard his head against the bite of the morning chill.

He was furred like one of the improbable animals in the bestiary, but there was no blemish on his chest.

Furs unpacked, there stalked among the tents great sachems glorious in robes of painted buckskin garnished with wampum, Indian children stark naked, young braves flaunting and boastful, wearing headdresses with strings of eagle quills reaching to the ground, each quill signifying an enemy taken.

The barge and the false rendezvous was the ruse by which we secured the Terran Colonel Bogey fur the sport.

We had heavy furs to keep us safe from the cold, and a thick woven rug to throw over Bor, as well as a sack of oats to feed him with, and dried meat and bread and beer for us.

His elven blade was sheathed at his side, his left hand carried a spear, and both riders wore helm and byrnie under their furs.

He and his companion busked themselves, putting on helm and byrnie, with furs above against the tearing cold.