from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bour-tree.


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  • He had removed his gorget, a piece of armour which protected the throat, for the purpose, it was supposed, of getting a drink to quench his thirst, when he was struck in the throat by a bolt, or headless arrow, shot from a cross-bow by a boy who was hiding in a bur-tree or elder bush.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End


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