"gurly" adj. 1652

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sat Nov 14 00:38:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 05:55:32PM -0500, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> 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.

Sense a. has to do with the weather, so....

Jesse Sheidlower

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