E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Petty Cury (Cambridge)
means The Street of Cooks. It is called Parva Cokeria in a deed dated 13 Edward III. Probably at one time it was part of the Market Hall. It is a mistake to derive Cury from Ecurie. Dr. Pegge derives it from curare, to cure or dress food.