from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Early Middle English and Anglo-Saxon form of borough.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete See burg.


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  • Primeval heathland spattered with the bones of mice and birds; where adders basked and bees made provision, mantling the inner walls of their burh:

    Coiled entrenched England: brickwork and paintwork stalwart above hacked marl. The clashing primary colours - 'Ethandune', 'Catraeth', 'Maldon', 'Pengwern'. Steel against yew and privet. Fresh dynasties of smiths.

    - Geoffrey Hill, Mercian Hymns, XX

    August 30, 2008