Burgoo to Burnt
(Bur"goo) n. [Prov. E. burgood yeast, perh. fr. W. burym yeast + cawl cabbage, gruel.] A
kind of oatmeal pudding, or thick gruel, used by seamen. [Written also burgout.]
(Bur"grass`) n. (Bot.) Grass of the genus Cenchrus, growing in sand, and having burs for
(Bur"grave) n. [F.] See Burggrave.
1. An old province of France
2. A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France.
Burgundy pitch, a resinous substance prepared from the exudation of the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa)
by melting in hot water and straining through cloth. The genuine Burgundy pitch, supposed to have
been first prepared in Burgundy, is rare, but there are many imitations. It has a yellowish brown color,
is translucent and hard, but viscous. It is used in medicinal plasters.
(Burh) n. See Burg. [Obs.]
(Bur"hel, Burr"hel) n. (Zoöl.) The wild Himalayan, or blue, sheep (Ovis burrhel).
(Bur"i*al) n. [OE. buriel, buriels, grave, tomb, AS. byrgels, fr. byrgan to bury, and akin to OS.
1. A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture. [Obs.]
The erthe schook, and stoones weren cloven, and biriels weren opened.
Wycliff [Matt. xxvii. 51, 52].
2. The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually
with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment. "To give a public burial." Shak.
Now to glorious burial slowly borne. Burial case, a form of coffin, usually of iron, made to close air-tight, for the preservation of a dead
body. Burial ground, a piece of ground selected and set apart for a place of burials, and consecrated
to such use by religious ceremonies. Burial place, any place where burials are made. Burial
service. (a) The religious service performed at the interment of the dead; a funeral service. (b) That
portion of a liturgy which is read at an interment; as, the English burial service.
Syn. Sepulture; interment; inhumation.
(Bur"i*er) n. One who, or that which, buries.
Till the buriers have buried it.
Ezek. xxxix. 15.
And darkness be the burier of the dead.
(Bu"rin) n. [F. burin, cf. It. burino, bulino; prob. from OHG. bora borer, boron to bore, G. bohren.
See 1st Bore.]
1. The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in line engraving. It is made of tempered steel, one
end being ground off obliquely so as to produce a sharp point, and the other end inserted in a handle; a
graver; also, the similarly shaped tool used by workers in marble.
2. The manner or style of execution of an engraver; as, a soft burin; a brilliant burin.
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