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Hurry

The Mahouts cheer on their elephants by repeating ur-ré, the Arabs their camels by shouting ar-ré, the French their hounds by shouts of hare, the Germans their horses by the word hurs, the herdsmen of Ireland their cattle by shouting hurrish. (Welsh, gyru, to drive; Armenian, haura, to hasten; Latin, curro, to run; etc.)

Don't hurry, Hopkins.
A satirical reproof to those who are not prompt in their payments. It is said that one Hopkins, of Kentucky, gave his creditor a promissory note on which was this memorandum, “The said Hopkins is not to be hurried in paying the above.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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