Definitions

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  • n. One that burrows
  • n. An animal that lives in an underground hole that it has made itself

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, burrows; an animal that makes a hole under ground and lives in it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which burrows. Specifically
  • n. One of the fossorial aculeate Hymenoptera; one of the Fossores (which see).

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Oh, that a Cheney 'burrower' ensured that Abdulmutallab was not on the 'No-Fly' list, so that the US would be attacked under Obama?

    legitgov

  • Under study, a hand congealed from its coating of desert, ww1-leftover helmets, a burrower nose squashed against the wall of the foxhole, the rifle in a fruitless caress.

    In the Gulf

  • But we never say--for example--'free as a mole', although the same circumstances apply to the burrower.

    Free as a mole

  • More, the burrower constructs the permanent archicecture of his own freedom as he tunnels, moves in any direction and is safer.

    Free as a mole

  • It will be seen that this mere painstaking burrower and grub-worm of a poor devil of a Sub-Sub appears to have gone through the long Vaticans and street-stalls of the earth, picking up whatever random allusions to whales he could anyways find in any book whatsoever, sacred or profane.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Baby burrower bugs stinkinate to tell mom they are hungry new meaning for poopy diapers?

    Link Rodeo, Vol. 3 | Thingamababy

  • "Jyrin's a good man with similar habits to a Trastorian burrower."

    Beast Master's Circus

  • It will be seen that this mere painstaking burrower and grub-worm of a poor devil of a Sub-Sub appears to have gone through the long Vaticans and street-stalls of the earth, picking up whatever random allusions to whales he could anyways find in any book whatsoever, sacred or profane. therefore you must not, in every case at least, take the higgledy-piggledy whale statements, however authentic, in these extracts, for veritable gospel cetology.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Now that the war against the Pitar lay nearly in the receding past, where humans were concerned the average burrower seemed to hold little in the way of strong opinion.

    Diuturnity's Dawn

  • Perhaps the lost species was a soil burrower, creating tunnels that rodents, toads, or insects used for shelter.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

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