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  • v. Present participle of burr.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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. Chronicle

  • 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

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

    Etched in Bone

  • 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’

  • She opens her eyes now, and she hears the fan burring near her head.

    dream of night

  • Nicci watched them, sitting on benches at long wooden tables, gossiping a bit among themselves, tittering at stories, as they worked with their pincers burring over tiny rivets in the flattened ends of all those thousands of little steel rings that together went into the making of a suit of chain-mail armor.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • The English language - spoken by a Scotsman - has a certain sound, a definite brogue and by the time we left the valley, both Kathy and I had adopted a slight burring of our R's, a broadening of our vowels.

    Father's Day


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