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  • The word burlesque comes from the Latin word burra meaning nonsense and the Italian word burla meaning mockery.

    Happy Halloween: I will embody burlesque!

  • Nutt had had his lambing-pens, that year, down in the hollow where there was "burra" from the winds.

    'Murphy' A Message to Dog Lovers

  • His privately published memoir, A Life of Fulfilment, provides an interesting account of his experiences as a non-white "burra sahib" in British India – a district head and later a sessions judge.

    Samuel Martin Burke obituary

  • King listened in silence, and his prisoners, watching him through the barred compartment windows, formed new and golden opinions of him, for it is common knowledge in the "Hills" that when a burra sahib speaks to a chota sahib, the chota sahib ought to say, "Yes, sir, oh, yes!" at very short intervals.

    In The Time Of Light

  • You will learn that the suffix 'burgh' is pronounced 'burra' e.g. Edinburgh.

    Notice of Revocation of Independence

  • O caso é o seguinte: uma menina muito burra se deixa filmar/fotografar pelo namorado fazendo sexo despudoradamente, briga com o namorado (que está na posse da gravação), não raro traindo-o com outro. e este, indignado publica no YouTube as cenas picantes e íntimas.

    Brazil: Bloggers United Against Wordpress Ban

  • Distribution, habitat preference and conservation status of the Red Lark Certhilauda burra in Cape Province, South Africa.

    Nama Karoo

  • In all over 400 plant species have been recorded, including 3 endemic species: the gameleira Ficus noronhae, the mulungo Erythina velutina and the burra leiteira Apium escleratium.

    Brazilian Atlantic Islands, Brazil

  • True to form, as soon as I stepped into the classroom, the name-calling began: “panza de burra,” they would call me, which means Donkey Belly.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School

  • Before I knew it, the rest of the kids were calling him “panza de burra.”

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School

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