Definition of precursory:
beginning (part of speech: adjective)
- precursory (part of speech: adjective)
Instead of allowing the precursory fire- ships to drift down the stream, at the regular intervals agreed upon, he despatched them all rapidly, and helter skelter, one after another, as fast as they could be set forth on their career.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
The days were stifling, for it was an unusually hot September following upon a blazing August, and as each breathless evening the sun sank, it shed its blood- red afterglow over the giant metropolis, grimly precursory of the ruin so surely imminent.- "The Invasion", William Le Queux.
- "The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease.", Thomas Bull, M.D..