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  • n. Plural form of burgher.

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Examples

  • Mr. Kershaw, who advised the curators of the new Hitler exhibition, addressed hundreds of Berlin burghers at the museum Thursday night in a speech on Hitler 's popularity.

    Germany Mounts Hitler Exhibit, a First

  • The former was the child of plain French burghers, twenty-three years old, a daring, swaggering youth, indifferent to danger, already an intimate of

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Vol. I. (of IV.)

  • In the first place, he must satisfy himself that all the burghers in his district are in possession of rifles and ammunition; and in the second place, he must call the burghers together once a year for inspection.

    The Boer in Peace and War

  • General Olivier of the Rouxville Commando, called his burghers together and told them plainly what he thought.

    In the Shadow of Death

  • I think there will be much blood spilt before they surrender, as Mr. Englishman fights hard, and our burghers are a bit frightened.

    Ladysmith The Diary of a Siege

  • The burghers are a homely folk, and they like an occasional cup of coffee with the anxious man who tries to rule them.

    The Great Boer War

  • I thought it my duty to go the round of all the commandos, call the burghers together, tell them I had been appointed, ask them their opinion on the appointment, and give them some particulars of the new organisation.

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War

  • I now had to perform one of the most unpleasant duties I have ever known: that of calling the burghers together and telling them that those who had no horses were to go by train to Komati Poort, there to join General Jan Coetser.

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War

  • The spirit that now ruled the burghers was a spirit that was driving them over to the enemy.

    Three Years' War

  • All civil communities had a council and an assembly of burghers, that is, a small and a great council; the burghers consisted of the guilds or

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01

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