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Definition of Furphy
1. a rumour [n FURPHIES]
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Literary usage of Furphy
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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1909)
"This new fodder plant has been tried by Mr. J. furphy, of Hill End. in the ... Mr. furphy states that he obtained a few plants and transplanted them at the ..."
2. Reports of Patent, Design, and Trade Mark Cases by Great Britain Patent Office (1908)
"furphy shows the means for fixing the disc to the disc beam ; although holes ... furphy steers by two 50 front wheels ; the Respondent now has abandoned his ..."
3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1881)
"Gottschalk, Notes of a pian- Л.—Huston^ Summer journey in Europe.—Merrill, ,asi of the Jordan ; Galilee in the time of Christ.— furphy, Richmond, Va. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"JJ ¡furphy,—The question of the genesis of life and mind receives a peculiar treatment in Mr JJ Murphy's Habit and Intelligence. In this wofk the teachings ..."
5. The Local Courts' and Municipal Gazette (1871)
"The rule was served on the informer on the 14th May, and on the convicting Justices on the 6th May, 1870. During this term ¡furphy shewed cause. ..."