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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burr  \Burr\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Burred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Burring}.] 
  To  speak  with  burr;  to  make  a  hoarse  or  guttural  murmur. 
  --Mrs.  Browning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bur  \Bur\,  Burr  \Burr\,  n.  [OE.  burre  burdock;  cf  Dan.  borre, 
  OSw.  borra  burdock,  thistle;  perh.  akin  to  E.  bristle  (burr- 
  for  burz-),  or  perh.  to  F.  bourre  hair,  wool,  stuff;  also 
  according  to  Cotgrave  ``the  downe,  or  hairie  coat,  wherewith 
  divers  herbes,  fruits,  and  flowers,  are  covered,''  fr  L. 
  burrae  trifles,  LL  reburrus  rough.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Any  rough  or  prickly  envelope  of  the  seeds  of 
  plants,  whether  a  pericarp,  a  persistent  calyx,  or  an 
  involucre,  as  of  the  chestnut  and  burdock.  Also  any  weed 
  which  bears  burs. 
 
  Amongst  rude  burs  and  thistles.  --Milton. 
 
  Bur  and  brake  and  brier.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  The  thin  ridge  left  by  a  tool  in  cutting  or  shaping  metal. 
  See  {Burr},  n.,  2. 
 
  3.  A  ring  of  iron  on  a  lance  or  spear.  See  {Burr},  n.,  4. 
 
  4.  The  lobe  of  the  ear.  See  {Burr},  n.,  5. 
 
  5.  The  sweetbread. 
 
  6.  A  clinker;  a  partially  vitrified  brick. 
 
  7.  (Mech.) 
  a  A  small  circular  saw. 
  b  A  triangular  chisel. 
  c  A  drill  with  a  serrated  head  larger  than  the  shank;  -- 
  used  by  dentists. 
 
  8.  [Cf.  Gael.  borr,  borra  a  knob,  bunch.]  (Zo["o]l.)  The 
  round  knob  of  an  antler  next  to  a  deer's  head.  [Commonly 
  written  {burr}.] 
 
  {Bur  oak}  (Bot.),  a  useful  and  ornamental  species  of  oak 
  ({Quercus  macrocarpa})  with  ovoid  acorns  inclosed  in  deep 
  cups  imbricated  with  pointed  scales.  It  grows  in  the 
  Middle  and  Western  United  States,  and  its  wood  is  tough, 
  close-grained,  and  durable. 
 
  {Bur  reed}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Sparganium},  having 
  long  ribbonlike  leaves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burr  \Burr\,  n.  [See  {Bur}.]  (Bot.) 
  1.  A  prickly  seed  vessel.  See  {Bur},  1. 
 
  2.  The  thin  edge  or  ridge  left  by  a  tool  in  cutting  or 
  shaping  metal,  as  in  turning,  engraving,  pressing,  etc.; 
  also  the  rough  neck  left  on  a  bullet  in  casting. 
 
  The  graver,  in  plowing  furrows  in  the  surface  of  the 
  copper,  raises  corresponding  ridges  or  burrs. 
  --Tomlinson. 
 
  3.  A  thin  flat  piece  of  metal,  formed  from  a  sheet  by 
  punching;  a  small  washer  put  on  the  end  of  a  rivet  before 
  it  is  swaged  down 
 
  4.  A  broad  iron  ring  on  a  tilting  lance  just  below  the  gripe, 
  to  prevent  the  hand  from  slipping. 
 
  5.  The  lobe  or  lap  of  the  ear. 
 
  6.  [Probably  of  imitative  origin.]  A  guttural  pronounciation 
  of  the  letter  r,  produced  by  trilling  the  extremity  of  the 
  soft  palate  against  the  back  part  of  the  tongue;  rotacism; 
  --  often  called  the  Newcastle,  Northumberland,  or 
  Tweedside  burr. 
 
  7.  The  knot  at  the  bottom  of  an  antler.  See  {Bur},  n.,  8. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burr 
  n  1:  seed  vessel  having  hooks  or  prickles  [syn:  {bur}] 
  2:  rough  edge  left  on  a  workpiece  after  drilling  or  cutting 
  3:  rotary  file  for  smoothing  rough  edges  left  on  a  workpiece 
  4:  small  bit  used  in  dentistry  or  surgery  [syn:  {bur}] 
  v  :  remove  the  burrs  from  [syn:  {bur}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Burr,  NE  (village,  FIPS  7205) 
  Location:  40.53593  N,  96.29887  W 
  Population  (1990):  75  (35  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68324 




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