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fur

(fŭr),
1. The coat of soft, fine hair of some mammals.
2. A layer of epithelial debris and fungal elements on the dorsum of the tongue. It is related more to neglected oral hygiene than to an underlying disease process.
[M.E. furre, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

fur

doraphobia.

fur

(fûr)
n.
1. The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of certain mammals.
2. A furlike coating: fur on the tongue.
tr.v. furred, furring, furs
To cover or coat as if with fur.

FUR

Abbreviation for:
ferric-uptake regulation
follow-up report
freed-up resources 
furosemide

fur

soft, fine hair growing thickly on the skin of animals, mainly mammals, associated with heat retention.

fur

short, very fine and soft hair. Valuable as pelts for use in cold climate and high fashion garments.

fur animal
animals bred or trapped in the wild for their pelts. Includes mink, sable, otter, lapin, ermine, marten.
fur ball
accumulations of fur, swallowed during the natural grooming procedures of cats, can be a cause of vomiting, enteritis and uncommonly intestinal obstruction. Most troublesome in longhaired cats and those with skin disease that prompts more grooming.
fur-bearing animal
see fur animal (above).
fur clipping
chewing of fur by captive mink rendering the pelt useless. A vice apparently caused by cage boredom.
fur mite
see lynxacarusradovsky.
fur seal alopecia
caused in captive seals by overgrooming, a displacement activity. Alopecia occurs on the head and the posterior body, the easiest places for the seal to scratch.
References in classic literature ?
The company that can first open its tempting supplies of coffee, tobacco, ammunition, scarlet cloth, blankets, bright shawls, and glittering trinkets has the greatest chance to get all the peltries and furs of the Indians and free trappers, and to engage their services for the next season.
In the old times of the great Northwest Company, when the trade in furs was pursued chiefly about the lakes and rivers, the expeditions were carried on in batteaux and canoes.
19, Maisons du Monde Mongolian cushions, from PS45, sheepskin white rug, PS75, linen throw, PS25, Harvey Norman Snuggle up with cosy fur cushions and throws.
The competition was attended by heads of zoos-veterinarians of fur farms from all over Russia, employees of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region and the administration of the Pushkin district, representatives of specialized scientific institutions, fur businesses, auctions and fur processors.
99, Zara Have fun with your fur - bright colourways and prints will gain those feeling brave extra style points.
In fact, Michael Kors has been quoted saying: "Due to technological advances in fabrications, we now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using non-animal fur.
TK Maxx, Boohoo, Amazon and Not On The High Street are among the retailers who have been caught selling the mislabelled real fur.
An investigation by the Humane Society International UK discovered stores have been supplied genuine fur labelled as fake.
Having been in the business half a century, Klein has seen fashions in fur change and change again.
Some fans started to post negative comments after seeing the television personality wearing a fur coat in the pics.
But opposition to fur, and how it was produced, led to incidents like that in 1996, when an activist threw a dead raccoon on to the lunch plate of Vogue's Anna Wintour.
SUPPLIES * Ready-made cable knit throw * Faux fur (amount according to throw size) * All-purpose thread * 80/12 ballpoint needle * Walking foot * Small hairbrush CUT Measure the throw length from one inner-border edge to the opposite inner-border edge; record.