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- n. Plural form of burler.
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His wife superintended in his day, the long rows of "burlers," or women who picked over the woolen cloth he made.
This became now somewhat uneven and irregular in appearance, and full of knots and fuzzes which were picked out with hand-tweezers by burlers before it was fulled or milled, as it was sometimes called.
(l2) then examined for all hair and impurities to be picked off by "burlers."