Did you perchance mean burn?
- v. Obsolete spelling of burn.
“Imagine the rallies against the Iraq war where they burned American flags, or where a two-faced effigy depicting Bush and Kerry were burne.”
“In 1634 William Fennor wrote in his Palinodia: "And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.”
“When thei die thei burne them to pouldre, whiche thei reserue as a precious”
“For the building of their houses, they sende not ouer sea for stone, thei burne no Calion to make lime to tempre their mortre, thei bake no brickes, nor digge no sande.”
“The bones do the two ordenarie women burne, for the clensinge and purifienge of the soule.”
“Another most vile custome the foresaide nation doeth retaine: for when any man dieth they burne his dead corps to ashes: and if his wife suruiueth him, her they burne quicke, because (say they) she shall accompany her husband in his tilthe and husbandry, when he is come into a new world.”
“Now, in the same wood there be many riuers, wherein are great store of Crocodiles, and of other serpents, which the inhabitants thereabout do burne vp with straw and with other dry fewel, and so they go to gather their pepper without danger.”
“They burne their dead according to the auncient custome, and lay vp the ashes in the top of a Pyramis.”
“It is without doubt (saith he) that some mountaines and fields burned in old time throughout the whole world: and in this our age do burne.”
“And whether there seeme to be in the same apt matter to build withall, as stone free or rough, and stone to make lime withall, and wood or coale to burne the same withall.”
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