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Curst cows have curt horns. Angry men cannot do all the mischief they wish. Curst means “angry” or “fierce,” and curt is “short,” as curtmantle, curt-hose. The Latin proverb is, “Dat Deus immiʹti eorʹnua curta bovi.”

“You are called plain Kate,


And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cursing by Bell, Book, and Candle
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