Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of cleaning or removing the burs and rubbish from wool previous to carding.

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  • verb Present participle of burr.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • One chance was left, and Barry took it, -- the "burring" of the gears in lieu of a brake.

    The White Desert

  • There was a "burring" noise as the stone sped on its mission and struck the tree-stem with a sounding crack, three yards from the bird, which, learning wisdom from experience, at last took wing.

    The Crew of the Water Wagtail

  • Nothing catches headline more than someone proving Einstein wrong (unless it involves a hot girl) 19 minutes ago, -0/+2They are "burring" you because you made a stupid statement.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • "burring" call I made on the duck call, then made a sweeping, low turn and came straight for the fakes.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • They flitted around the pit in agitated circles, their burring wings stirring up the rotten-egg stench.

    Etched in Bone

  • They flitted around the pit in agitated circles, their burring wings stirring up the rotten-egg stench.

    Etched in Bone

  • The tale of a ne'er-do-well and a love squandered, it has none of the bruised glossiness of Redding's version; Bell's voice owning none of Otis's burring depth.

    How music can reach out and touch us

  • I am also wondering why you keep molesting and killing little boys and burring them in your backyard.

    Think Progress » Dobbs Defends His Birther Advocacy: ‘Seems To Me Still A Perfectly Commonsense Question’

  • They flitted around the pit in agitated circles, their burring wings stirring up the rotten-egg stench.

    Etched in Bone

  • They flitted around the pit in agitated circles, their burring wings stirring up the rotten-egg stench.

    Etched in Bone

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