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Definition of furred

1 : lined, trimmed, or faced with fur
2 : coated as if with fur specifically : having a coating consisting chiefly of mucus and dead epithelial cells a furred tongue
3 : bearing or wearing fur
4 : provided with furring furred wall

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Examples of furred in a Sentence

a girl who loves all furred animals, from hamsters to bears
Recent Examples on the Web His then-assistant, aspiring screenwriter Byron Burton, came to him with the idea, and Ottman was skeptical that Beast, the bookish, blue-furred X-Man played by Nicholas Hoult could carry his own movie. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Longtime 'X-Men' Editor Shares His Abandoned 'Beast' Script," 14 June 2019 For ten years, Ellroy and Knode owned a red-furred bull terrier named Margaret, after his favourite British prime minister. The Economist, "James Ellroy finally has happiness in his sights," 8 June 2019 Hoult plays the blue-furred Beast in the X-Men movies and counts Mad Max: Fury Road and Rebel in the Rye amongst his credits. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell and Miles Teller Frontrunners for Big 'Top Gun 2' Role (Exclusive)," 27 June 2018 The day featured visits with the farm's feathered and furred residents, food, vendors, early-season plants, a tag sale, a sound-healing workshop, a drum circle, and more. Melanie Savage, Courant Community, "Cold Spring Farm Hosts Earth Day Happenings," 2 May 2018 So, if a white-furred snowshoe hare mates with another snowshoe hare that maintains its darker coat throughout the winter, their offspring won’t stick out like a sore thumb. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Why Ted Cruz rallied with Philadelphia union workers this week," 23 Feb. 2018 Filled with desolate vistas, a feathered and furred menagerie, and multiple aperture-like windows, these fragments quickly establish a moody tone and over time become dolorous refrains. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Review: The Persistence of Abbas Kiarostami’s Vision in ‘24 Frames’," 1 Feb. 2018 Typhlomys, also known as the soft-furred tree mouse or Chinese pygmy dormouse, is around three inches long and sports a white-tufted tail longer than its body. Jason Bittel, Smithsonian, "This Echolocating Dormouse Could Reveal the Origins of One of Nature’s Coolest Superpowers," 23 Mar. 2017 Fox: Fox is notoriously full-furred with long, plush fur filling out a coat. Liana Satenstein, Marie Claire, "Fur Lovers Who Don't Want to Buy New, Rejoice!," 13 Feb. 2014

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First Known Use of furred

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furred

Middle English

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“Furred.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furred. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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Medical Definition of furred

: having a coating consisting chiefly of mucus and dead epithelial cells a furred tongue

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