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cursillo
Cursing
Cursitating
Cursitor
Cursive
Cursive hand
cursive script
cursively
cursiveness
cursor
Cursorary
Cursores
Cursorily
Cursoriness
Cursorius
Cursorius cursor
Cursory
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Curstfully
Curstness
cursus honorum
Curt
Curtail

cursorial definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (of limbs and feet) adapted for running [ant: fossorial]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1836 adapted to or involving running

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. Anat. having limbs adapted for running. Etymology: as CURSOR + -IAL

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cursorial Cur*so"ri*al (k?r-s?"r?-al), a. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Adapted to running or walking, and not to prehension; as, the limbs of the horse are cursorial. See Illust. of Aves. (b) Of or pertaining to the Cursores.



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