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  • n. Plural form of burgh.


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  • "I do not know if I am appreciated or not, but the burghs are a little tired of a struggle between the Conservative duke and the Whig earl, always resulting in some one being put up on both sides, to whom there were no strong objections, and no strong recommendations -- a mere nobody, in fact."

    Mr. Hogarth's Will

  • Domesday as one of the four "burghs" of Devon, and as early as the reign of Henry I, before the election of Mayors had become part of English municipal life, it was entitled to elect a chief magistrate for its own government.

    Lynton and Lynmouth A Pageant of Cliff & Moorland

  • It's the - burghs, - boroughs, and - broughs that really trip people up though.

    Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09

  • However, there is still one launch to go, and if you are a native of Sydney or any of the surrounding burghs, it would be a thing of extreme shinyness to see you there.

    2010 March « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows

  • The US manages to have many pocket burghs even with primaries because in many congressional districts whoever wins the primary is essentially guaranteed to win the general election.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • If there are bloggers or fans out there who have advice on lodgings, food or "entertainment" in these fair burghs, please let me know.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The Duke of Argyle opposed this bill as a cruel, unjust, and fanatical proceeding, and an encroachment upon the privileges of the royal burghs of Scotland, secured to them by the treaty of

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • The royal burghs in Scotland, who had petitioned against the Union, retained their rights and privileges.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • When I was young, douce burghs like Haddington and Dumfries accepted Glasgow "overspill" populations i.e. cleared slum-dwellers.

    Whae's Like Us ?

  • I have ventured to introduce to my readers, as my devil, Mr. Undy Scott, M.P. for the Tillietudlem district burghs; and I also feel myself bound to dispose of him, though of him I regret I cannot make so decent an end as was done with Sir Richard Varney and Bill Sykes.

    The Three Clerks


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