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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burl  \Burl\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Burled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Burling}.]  [OE.  burle  stuffing,  or  a  knot  in  cloth;  cf  F. 
  bourlet  bourrelet  OF  bourel,  a  wreath  or  a  roll  of  cloth, 
  linen,  or  leather,  stuffed  with  flocks,  etc.,  dim.  of  bourre. 
  [root]92.  See  {Bur}.] 
  To  dress  or  finish  up  (cloth);  to  pick  knots,  burs,  loose 
  threads,  etc.,  from  as  in  finishing  cloth. 
 
  {Burling  iron},  a  peculiar  kind  of  nippers  or  tweezers  used 
  in  burling  woolen  cloth. 




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