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892 examples of burrs in sentences

Cranks attach themselves to any social movement, as a shaggy gown will gather burrs.

We have pretty well shaken her off, by that simple expedient of referring her to you; but there are more burrs in the wind.

And Johnny burrs, and laughs aloud; Whether in cunning or in joy I cannot tell; but while he laughs, Betty a drunken pleasure quaffs 380 To hear again her Idiot Boy.

The burrs stuck to himbut they were gbod and loving burrs for all that.

The burrs stuck to himbut they were gbod and loving burrs for all that.

" "Some one has tied a lot of burrs on his tail," called out the hired man.

" "It was them burrs," affirmed the hired man.

And when you stick on conversation's burrs, Don't strew the pathway with those dreadful urs.

There are certain burrs in the Isle of Dogs called, in our English tongue, men of worship; certain briars, as the Indians call them; as we say, certain lawyers; certain great lumps of earth, as the Arabians call them; certain grocers, as we term them.

Jest after jest hath been huddled upon her close cap, and stuck, like burrs, upon her weeds.

The kind old man each morning comes here to weed the ground, He clears the shrine of thistles and burrs that grow around.

Squirrels always use chestnut burrs for combs.

Some people are like burrs, I think, or drops of quicksilver, that always bunch or run together.

When we finally emerge we are covered from head to foot with large prickly burrs from the seeding burdocks, as well as with the small round burrs of the goose-grass.

When we finally emerge we are covered from head to foot with large prickly burrs from the seeding burdocks, as well as with the small round burrs of the goose-grass.

yet they are too deeply imbedded, in which our deeper life may pluck away the adhering burrs from its garments, and arise disburdened, clean, and free.

" The No. 3 grinder referred to has chilled iron burrs, and requires from 3 to 4 horse-power to grind 15 bushels of corn per hour.

" The owner of one of these mills, 20 feet in diameter, running in the southwestern part of this State, writes that he has a corn-sheller and two iron grinding mills with 8-inch burrs attached to it; also a bolting device; that this mill is more profitable to him than 80 acres of good corn land, and that it is easily handled and has never been out of order.

My wood is taken to the mill from 12 to 15 feet long, and as large as the saw will cut by turning the stick, consequently the saw requires about the same power as the burrs.

It runs 3 sets of burrs, one 4 feet, one 3ยฝ feet, and one 33 inches.

In order to facilitate as much as possible the repairs in such cases, the fish-plates are not riveted by machinery, but by hand; and it is only necessary to cut the rivets with which the fish-plate is fastened, and remove it if broken: A drill passed through the two holes of the rail removes all burrs that may be in the way of the new rivet.

"Mine is all right," Jimmie reported, after a careful examination of his steel steed, "except that a couple of burrs are missing.

"Just a few burrs gone.

"We can't make burrs out of wood, or patch up with rat pie, which seems to be about the only thing we have plenty of.

"I am carrying my own repair shop with me," he said, taking out a box of burrs and a pair of pincers.

They are sorted accordingly into shuffs, grizzles, stocks of two or three qualities, shippers, and burrs.

These black thoughts, and dull melancholy, That stick like burrs to the brain, will they ne'er leave me?

A.S. Barnes & Burr.

BURR, JONATHAN, A. M.; "A Compendium of Eng.

EXCEPTIONS.We double the consonant in abb, ebb, add, odd, egg, jagg, ragg, inn, err, burr, purr, butt, buzz, fuzz, yarr, and some proper names.

In his essays on foul and fair fiction, Ruskin puts The Mill on the Floss into that class of novels which describe life's blotches, burrs and pimples, and calls it "the most striking instance extant of this study of cutaneous disease."

Wheat was ground into flour and corn into meal in mills with stone burrs similar to those used in the rural districts today, and power for this operation was obtained through the use of a treadmill that was given its motion by horses or mules walking on an inclined, endless belt constructed of heavy wooden slats.

He was always tightening my axle-burrs, or dosing me with kerosene through my hot-air pipe, or toying with my timer.

These green burrs are very ornamental to the tree; and when they are ripe, the green takes on a yellow tinge.

The street in front of the consulate is a mass of fallen stone, and the morning I called on Mr. Bardel a shell had hit his neighbor's chestnut- tree, filled his garden with chestnut burrs, and blown out the glass of his windows.

R104271, 22Dec52, Gordon W. Pulver (C) PUNCH, ROSALIND MAE GUGGENHEIM SEE Burr, Jane, pseud.

WINSLOW, ROSALIND. SEE Burr, Jane, pseud.

pb id='220.png' n='1952h2/A/0726' /> WINSLOW, ROSE SEE Burr, Jane, pseud. WINTER, MILO, illus.

Elizabeth Alexander (A); 17Jul56; R174085. ALEXANDER, HARTLEY BURR.

SEE Alexander, Hartley Burr.

SEE Burr, Agnes Rush.


Aaron Burr.

SCHNEIDER, NORRIS F. Blennerhassett Island and the Burr conspiracy.

Royce B. Howes (A); 18Jul66; R389925. HUBBS, BARBARA BURR.

Barbara Burr Hubbs (Mrs. Stanley Hubbs) (A); 4Aug66; R391620.

STANLEY. SEE Hubbs, Barbara Burr.

WILLARD J. SEE Lewis, Margaret H. LEYSON, BURR. Aeronautical occupations for boys.

Burr Leyson (A); 29Aug66; R392541.

LEYSON, BURR W. This man La Guardia.

By Lowell M. Limpus & Burr W. Leyson.

Burr W. Leyson (A); 11Jul66; R382535. LINDEY, ALEXANDER.


Arthur Burr Darling (A); 28Mar68; R432824. DARNIEDER, FRANCIS A. SEE Hughes Federal Practice Jurisdiction & Procedure.

SEE Leyson, Burr.

SEE Leyson, Burr W. DUTTON, WILLIAM S. Du Pont one hundred and forty years.

SEE LEYSON, BURR W. Waite mammoths.



John Burr, editor.

By Burr W. Levson.

By Burr Shafer.

R104271, 22Dec52, Gordon W. Pulver (C) PUNCH, ROSALIND MAE GUGGENHEIM SEE Burr, Jane, pseud.

WINSLOW, ROSALIND. SEE Burr, Jane, pseud.

pb id='220.png' n='1952h2/A/0726' /> WINSLOW, ROSE SEE Burr, Jane, pseud. WINTER, MILO, illus.

Richard Lockridge (A); 16Mar62; R292640. Mr. Burr's cold.

Virginia P. Burr & Elizabeth Patton MacNair (C); 20Aug64; R343513.


He came to the great hedge, and he thrust his way through it; and though the thorns of the brambles scored him deeply and tore threads from his wonderful suit, and though burrs and goose-grass and havers caught and clung to him, he did not care.

For how many centuries have the blackberries tempted men, women, and children out into the fields, laughing at scratched hands and nettles, and clinging burrs, all merrily endured for the sake of so simple a treasure-trove.

Burrs and one or two little twigs were clinging to them.

According to his account it was totally unfit for rearing sheep on a large scale; the bushes and grass being so full of burrs that the wool was completely spoiled.

There are three varieties of kangaroos on the island, and plenty of wildfowl on some of the lagoons; so that supplies are abundant: but the few sheep he possessed were rendered of little value from the burrs I have before mentioned.

" "He wants my scalp, is all," Jack explained easily, picking burrs from the fringe of his sashburrs he had gotten when he ran a race with Teresita from the farther side of the orchard to the spring, a short time before.

In spite of its awkwardness, however, it will probably survive; if not for Browning's reason 'The better the uncouther; Do roses stick like burrs?' at least because of the incident which gave rise to the poem.

A black dog, of the apologetic drooping sort that always has its tail sagging and matted with burrs, crawled out and sidled past Billy with a deprecating wag or two when he caught his unfriendly glance, and shambled over to the door that he might sniff suspiciously the cold air coming in through the crack beneath.

The burrs were in the second story, and here the roaring of the mill took possession of all the shuddering air.

As the two girls glanced around this grim space, they were startled by silence through the building, for the burrs ceased to work.

There were many signs of the rock being used as a camp, such as pine burrs, bones of various kinds of animals, and other remains of food which lay every where about and on the rock.

The unsuspecting trees Brought out their burrs and mosses

He started to speak, then shut his mouth with a snap, turned on his heel, and strode across the treeless glade to where his noisy riders were saddling up, tightening girths, buckling straps, and examining the unshod feet of their horses or smoothing out the burrs from mane and tail.

During the past nights in the valley, though their master was keeping a sharp lookout, they encountered several places where sand-burrs were plentiful.

These burrs in the tender inner part of a dog's foot, if not removed at once, soon lame it.

Then he took warning, for he despised grass burrs, and that evening the two cronies crossed the river and went up into the hills where they had ranged as calves the summer before Within a week, at a lake which both well remembered, they met their mothers face to face.

One of the boys was sitting upon a bank trying to open some chestnut burrs which he had knocked off from the tree.

The burrs were green, and he was attempting to open them by pounding them with a stone.

[Illustration] He was a very impatient boy, and was scolding in a loud, angry, tone against the burrs.

A boy who was standing near the tree, with a red cap full of burrs in his hand, held out one of them.

"That is true; but I suppose this boy thought that God could have made them grow with stems, and that this would have been better than to have them in burrs.

But then it is not necessary to have all chestnuts guarded from boys in this way; a great many of the trees are in the woods, which the boys do not see; what good do the burrs do in these trees?" The boys hesitated.

" The boys were then all satisfied that it was better that chestnuts should grow in burrs.

Soap for the slaves was made by the women of the plantation; by burning cockle-burrs, blackjack wood and other materials, then adding the accumulated fat of the past few weeks.

He wore a steeple-hat, tall boots, an' spurs With rowels to 'em big ez ches'nut-burrs, An' his gret sword behind him sloped away Long 'z a man's speech thet dunno wut to say.

The small, greenish, rough-coated creature, so like a flattened burr, is an Echinus.

My friend the librarian told me also, with his Sicilian burr, of the wine of Taormina, the Eugenaean, which was praised by Pliny, and used at the sacred feasts of Rome; but now, he said sadly, the grape had lost its flavour.

His head had slipped from the folded newspaper, and the straggling, unkempt hair was matted with the foxtails and burrs of the dry grass on which it lay.

Also, he was very restless, tossing his arms about, making jerky, half-convulsive movements, and at times rolling his head from side to side in the burrs.

She stood and looked long and curiously at the forbidding spectacle, and was about to turn back when the sleeper moved restlessly and rolled his hand among the burrs.

I mind me how with a lover's care From my Sunday coat I brushed off the burrs, and smoothed my hair, And cooled at the brook-side my brow and throat.

"Although she is a foreigner, Agnes," Mr. Burrs said to his life's partner when they got home, "you'd hardly know it, and