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 Currer Bell.Curse or Cuss. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Curry Favour.
The French courir, to hunt after, to seek, as courir une charge, courir un bénéfice, to sue for a living; courir les tables, to go a spunging. Similarly, courir les faveurs, to sue for, court, or seek favours.   1

 Currer Bell.Curse or Cuss. 

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