American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Burnham, Daniel Hudson 1846-1912. American architect and city planner. He did his major work in Chicago, including the general design for the Columbian Exposition (1893) and several early skyscrapers.
- n. United States architect who designed the first important skyscraper with a skeleton (1846-1912)
“His next invention was granted him Dec. 24, 1867, which he called Burnham's improved central and vertical discharge turbine.”
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“Martin Burnham and Guillermo Sobero had both been wounded in one such clash; Burnham had taken a stinging spray of shrapnel to his back, and Sobero was hit in the foot, which made it increasingly difficult for him to keep up.”
“Of the original hostages, three were executed, Martin Burnham was killed by the rescuers in the final rescue attempt; and only Gracia Burnham was freed (although wounded) by the operation.”
“Martin Burnham, handy with tools, made himself useful to his captors, even showing them how to strap together D batteries to recharge their satellite phone, which seemed particularly important to Tilao.”
“Martin Burnham was a pilot, and his wife worked as his ground support.”
“Martin Burnham was killed in one of the first volleys, shot through the chest.”
“Martin Burnham put on a pair of khaki cargo shorts and opened the door to his room.”
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