"gurly" adj. 1652

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 13 22:55:32 UTC 2009

The wife of Christopher Collins presented for railing at her husband
and calling him "Gurley gutted divill."  Discharged.

antedates OED2 "gurly" a. 1718- or perhaps 1721-, depending on which
sense this is assigned to.

1652 {Nov. 30].

Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts.
Salem, Mass.  Published by the Essex Institute.
vol. 1, page 274.


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