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  • n. Plural form of burdock.


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  • And beyond the burdocks was a little pile of dis-carded paint-cans.

    The Waste Lands

  • When the burdocks rustle in the ravine and the yellow-red rowanberry cluster droops

    Oh, to live simply a/k/a How to be happy when a bird totals your jet plane

  • He looked most pitiful and ridiculous, shut up by himself in his aristocratic precinct, like a bad old boy or an inferior forgotten deity under a new dispensation; the burdocks grew familiarly about his feet, the rain dripped all round him; and the world maintained the most entire indifference as to who he was or whither he had gone.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Levin, and tearing the leaves and flowers off the lime trees and stripping the white birch branches into strange unseemly nakedness, it twisted everything on one side — acacias, flowers, burdocks, long grass, and tall tree-tops.

    Anna Karenina

  • It was under these burdocks that a duck had built herself a warm nest, and was not sitting all day on six pretty eggs.

    The Orange Fairy Book

  • The wheat was yellow, the oats were green, the hay was dry and delicious to roll in, and from the old ruined house which nobody lived in, down to the edge of the canal, was a forest of great burdocks, so tall that a whole family of children might have dwelt in them and never have been found out.

    The Orange Fairy Book

  • Among the nettles and burdocks under the hurdle our revellers saw Lizaveta asleep.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • Rudin began to walk up and down along the bank, which was covered with clinging burdocks and blackened nettles.


  • He tucked Charlie the Choo-Choo and Riddle-De-Dum! into the waistband of his pants-which, he saw, were streaked with dirt and dotted with clinging burdocks-and then grabbed the board fence.

    The Waste Lands

  • The weeds brushed at his pants; burdocks stuck to his socks.

    The Waste Lands


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