Nur

Nur

(?), n. [Cf. Knur.] A hard knot in wood; also, a hard knob of wood used by boys in playing hockey.
[1913 Webster]

I think I'm as hard as a nur, and as tough as whitleather.
W. Howitt.
[1913 Webster]

{

Nu*ra"ghe

(?), n.;
It. pl. -ghi ()
. Also

Nu"ragh

(?), etc.} [It. dial. (Sardinia) nuraghe).] One of the prehistoric towerlike structures found in Sardinia.

The so-called nuraghi, conical monuments with truncated summits, 30-60 ft. in height, 35-100 ft. in diameter at the base, constructed sometimes of hewn, and sometimes of unhewn blocks of stone without mortar. They are situated either on isolated eminences or on the slopes of the mountains, seldom on the plains, and usually occur in groups. They generally contain two (in some rare instances three) conically vaulted chambers, one above the other, and a spiral staircase constructed in the thick walls ascends to the upper stories.
Baedeker.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/"
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />
 </p>
</form>

 

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Tue 11th December 2018