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Cure

To make good a default.

Cure

1. To correct an error.

2. To make a payment, either in full or in part, on a liability that is in default.
References in classic literature ?
At the time of his arrival, they were all occupied in catching and curing salmon.
What is the sense of curing a child one day and killing him with fright the next?
The Moors of Tangier have so degenerated that it has been long since there was an artificer among them capable of curing so delicate a patient as a debilitated clock.
She said the princess had written to much the same effect, and added that there was no curing a fool.
They usually have some process for curing all of the ills of the world at once.
Here we devoted another considerable period to scraping and curing it.
While in the devil devil houses the devil devil doctors set to work curing the many heads over slow smudges; for, along with the boat's crew there were a round dozen of No-ola return boys and several Malu boys which Van Horn had not yet delivered.
And for weeks we toiled at catching beche-de-mer and curing it, in gathering the cocoanuts and turning them into copra.
Yet therein was usually to be found his favourite crony and gossip, Ngurn, always willing for a yarn or a discussion, the while he sat in the ashes of death and in a slow smoke shrewdly revolved curing human heads suspended from the rafters.
Here he withdrew a closely rolled hide--the hide of Numa with the head on; a clever bit of primitive curing and mounting, which had once been the property of the witch-doctor, Rabba Kega, until Tarzan had stolen it from the village.
In the particular society of his mate he attains a clearer sight of any spot, any taint which her beauty has contracted from this world, and is able to point it out, and this with mutual joy that they are now able, without offence, to indicate blemishes and hindrances in each other, and give to each all help and comfort in curing the same.
Nay, some are so cautious on this head, that, to avoid a possibility of killing the patient, they abstain from all methods of curing, and prescribe nothing but what can neither do good nor harm.