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Bur

An ancient Sumerian unit of area approximately equivalent to 64.8 square kilometers.
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A man, reading a newspaper, had just started up at the sight of the returning pigeon, when be heard the burr of Winn's engine and saw the huge monoplane, with all surfaces set, drop down upon him, stop suddenly on an air-cushion manufactured on the spur of the moment by a shift of the horizontal rudders, glide a few yards, strike ground, and come to rest not a score of feet away from him.
What provoking burr has been inconveniently attracted to the charming skirts, and with difficulty shaken off?
Provoking indeed,' said Bella, 'and no burr to boast of
In very tender years, when he still wore a lace border under his outdoor cap, he was often observed peeping through the bars of a gate and making minatory gestures with his small forefinger while he scolded the sheep with an inarticulate burr, intended to strike terror into their astonished minds; indicating thus early that desire for mastery over the inferior animals, wild and domestic, including cockchafers, neighbors' dogs, and small sisters, which in all ages has been an attribute of so much promise for the fortunes of our race.
In reply to her mother's command and entreaty that she would behave more decorously, little Pearl paused gather the prickly burrs from a tall burdock which grew beside the tomb.
The child probably overheard their voices, for, looking up to the window with a bright, but naughty smile of mirth and intelligence, she threw one of the prickly burrs at the Rev.
It is almost equal to the feeling that one would experience if he had a dozen or more chestnut burrs, or a hundred small pin-points, in contact with his flesh.
The Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge at 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway in Burr Ridge, IL, is near Chicago Midway (MDW) and Chicago O'Hare international airports (ORD) and minutes from downtown Chicago.
Sarah Burr, Christine Gagliardo and her husband Adam, Hannah Burr, Martha Burr & Constance Burr; one great grandaughter, Calleigh Mae Furtado; a close family friend, Eric Lehtinen of Cataumet, MA and a sister, Phyllis Patch of Washington.
Seeking to capitalize on substantial growth opportunities in its value appeals business, Burr Wolff, a nationwide, full-service provider of state and local tax reduction services, announced that two units have been formed under the direction of a pair of senior executives.
At the conclusion of the rancorous presidential election of 1800, neither John Adams (the incumbent president), Thomas Jefferson, nor Aaron Burr received a majority of the votes in the electoral college.
Darren Burr confessed to stabbing adoptive mother Afryl Burr, 58, to death in her house.