Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stem of dry heather; specifically, one of the stems of burnt heath which remain after the smaller twigs have been consumed, as in moor-burning.
- n. That part of an instrument of the clarinet class into which the mouthpiece fits: so called from its shape.
“I have left him in the upper cleugh, as he is somewhat kenspeckle, 27 and is marked both with cut and birn — the sooner the skin is off, and he is in saultfat, the less like you are to have trouble — you understand me?”
“Biren: Birne, pears: Schmid, bir, plural biren or birn. bishar: bisher, until now.”
Christoph von Graffenried's Account of the Founding of New Bern. Edited with an Historical Introduction and an English Translation by Vincent H. Todd, Ph.D. University of Illinois in Cooperation with Julius Goebel, Ph.D., Professor of Germanic Languages University of Illinois
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“Aunt Sarah begun to maik awful faces and Keene and Cele sed phew what a awful smell and mother sed Keene open the windows quick and sumone birn”
“How big a birn  maun lie on bassie's  back,”
“On inspecting it carefully, it was found to bear an additional birn upon its face.”
“Mr. Gibson's birn was the letter T, and this was found distinctly enough impressed on the face of the ewe.”
“I have left him in the upper cleugh, as he is somewhat kenspeckle, [Footnote: _Kenspeckle >/I > -- that which is easily recognized by the eye.] and is marked both with cut and birn -- the sooner the skin is off, and he is in saultfat, the less like you are to have trouble -- you understand me?”
“Indians have promised to do them no intentional injury and beleive they are too lazy at any rate to give themselves the trouble to raise them from their present situation in order to cut or birn them.”
“I don't usually cite whole articles, but this recent piece over at birn. eu is too good to miss.”
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