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  • The "Rapex" device is inserted into the vagina by a woman who feels she is at risk of rape, and if she is attacked, small burr-like teeth will attach themselves to the tip of the rapist's erect penis, explained inventor Sonette Ehlers.

    where ideas come from (the cranky version)

  • Bestowed upon him in callow college days, it had stuck burr-like for many a weary year.

    The Brass Bowl

  • It's the irritating, burr-like amendments that one rages against.

    A Splendid Hazard

  • If the old woman had not had a burr-like nature, how different everything would have been!

    Invisible Links

  • The guns in the rear, aroused and enraged by shells that had been thrown burr-like at them, suddenly involved themselves in a hideous altercation with another band of guns.

    The Red Badge of Courage

  • Reverend Homer was a burr-like man with a life-work.

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  • But this grim, abject, specious, subservient, burr-like wreck of a man would not be shaken off.

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  • There was such a rough, burr-like sound in his speech that I at once concluded he was a foreigner, or hailed from some Oriental district corresponding to our Durham or Northumberland.

    The Purple Land

  • Now was the critical time, for as he went down he could see that the cabin-door was shut, and hear the dull burr, burr, burr-like murmur of the captain's voice talking to his son.

    Fitz the Filibuster

  • This bush is ten or twelve feet in height, and its seeds grow in a burr-like pericarp.

    Popular Adventure Tales

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