One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who curries leather.
- ‘There have always been stealthy curriers of influence who parasitically attach themselves to powerful figures, sucking their life-bloods, and then by association becoming powerful themselves.’
- ‘A thousand years ago, all this had to be done over a smooth beam with a series of tools by a man who became known as a ‘currier’.’
- ‘Leather was softened or beaten by people called curriers, or gurriers.’
- ‘The upholstery is made by the Italian currier.’
Late Middle English: from Old French corier, from Latin coriarius, from corium ‘leather’.
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