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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 equestrian exercises, therefore, in which they are engaged, the nature of the countries they traverse, vast plains and mountains, pure and exhilarating in atmospheric qualities, seem to make them physically and mentally a more lively and mercurial race than the fur traders and trappers of former days, the self-vaunting "men of the north.
Having thus given the reader some idea of the actual state of the fur trade in the interior of our vast continent, and made him acquainted with the wild chivalry of the mountains, we will no longer delay the introduction of Captain Bonneville and his band into this field of their enterprise, but launch them at once upon the perilous plains of the Far West.
The competition is of great importance for domestic cellular fur farming, as it allows not only to determine the best animal farms, but also to sum up the work of farms to improve the breeds and types of fur animals, to build a breeding and breeding strategy to further improve the quality and expand the range of furs, its competitiveness taking into account the demand for this product for the coming years, "said Andrei Razin.
If the need occurs, I might take these furs out since I already own them.
Traditionalists treasure their hats as the heritage of a country that built its wealth on the fur trade.
NOT so long ago, if a woman wore fur in the street the feathers might fly as the animal rights movement ruled the roost.
But there's a cosy shortcut that's a marvel at keeping out the cold single-handedly - faux fur.
The house has been working with fur since its founding in i925 and is currently one of just a handful of fashion brands with an in-house fur atelier.
China produces its own pelts, but the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Survey, or FAS, reported in 2010 that China's homegrown furs have been marked by low quality resulting from in-breeding, high feed costs and poor nutrition.
New York, August 15 ( ANI ): Lady Gaga has drawn the ire of PETA for wearing real fur outfits at several occasions.