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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burrow  \Bur"row\,  n.  [See  1st  {Borough}.] 
  1.  An  incorporated  town.  See  1st  {Borough}. 
 
  2.  A  shelter;  esp.  a  hole  in  the  ground  made  by  certain 
  animals,  as  rabbits,  for  shelter  and  habitation. 
 
  3.  (Mining)  A  heap  or  heaps  of  rubbish  or  refuse. 
 
  4.  A  mound.  See  3d  {Barrow},  and  {Camp},  n.,  5. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burrow  \Bur"row\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Burrowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Burrowing}.] 
  1.  To  excavate  a  hole  to  lodge  in  as  in  the  earth;  to  lodge 
  in  a  hole  excavated  in  the  earth,  as  conies  or  rabbits. 
 
  2.  To  lodge,  or  take  refuge,  in  any  deep  or  concealed  place 
  to  hide. 
 
  Sir,  this  vermin  of  court  reporters,  when  they  are 
  forced  into  day  upon  one  point,  are  sure  to  burrow 
  in  another.  --Burke. 
 
  {Burrowing  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  owl  of  the  western  part 
  of  North  America  ({Speotyto  cunicularia}),  which  lives  in 
  holes,  often  in  company  with  the  prairie  dog. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camp  \Camp\,  n.  [F.  camp,  It  campo,  fr  L.  campus  plant,  field; 
  akin  to  Gr  ?  garden.  Cf  {Campaing},  {Champ},  n.] 
  1.  The  ground  or  spot  on  which  tents,  huts,  etc.,  are  erected 
  for  shelter,  as  for  an  army  or  for  lumbermen,  etc  --Shzk. 
 
  2.  A  collection  of  tents,  huts,  etc.,  for  shelter,  commonly 
  arranged  in  an  orderly  manner. 
 
  Forming  a  camp  in  the  neighborhood  of  Boston.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  3.  A  single  hut  or  shelter;  as  a  hunter's  camp. 
 
  4.  The  company  or  body  of  persons  encamped,  as  of  soldiers, 
  of  surveyors,  of  lumbermen,  etc 
 
  The  camp  broke  up  with  the  confusion  of  a  flight. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  (Agric.)  A  mound  of  earth  in  which  potatoes  and  other 
  vegetables  are  stored  for  protection  against  frost;  -- 
  called  also  {burrow}  and  {pie}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  6.  [Cf.  OE  &  AS  camp  contest,  battle.  See  {champion}.]  An 
  ancient  game  of  football,  played  in  some  parts  of  England. 
  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Camp  bedstead},  a  light  bedstead  that  can  be  folded  up  onto 
  a  small  space  for  easy  transportation. 
 
  {camp  ceiling}  (Arch.),  a  kind  ceiling  often  used  in  attics 
  or  garrets,  in  which  the  side  walls  are  inclined  inward  at 
  the  top  following  the  slope  of  the  rafters,  to  meet  the 
  plane  surface  of  the  upper  ceiling. 
 
  {Camp  chair},  a  light  chair  that  can  be  folded  up  compactly 
  for  easy  transportation;  the  seat  and  back  are  often  made 
  of  strips  or  pieces  of  carpet. 
 
  {Camp  fever},  typhus  fever. 
 
  {Camp  follower},  a  civilian  accompanying  an  army,  as  a 
  sutler,  servant,  etc 
 
  {Camp  meeting},  a  religious  gathering  for  open-air  preaching, 
  held  in  some  retired  spot,  chiefly  by  Methodists.  It 
  usually  last  for  several  days,  during  which  those  present 
  lodge  in  tents,  temporary  houses,  or  cottages. 
 
  {Camp  stool},  the  same  as  {camp  chair},  except  that  the  stool 
  has  no  back 
 
  {Flying  camp}  (Mil.),  a  camp  or  body  of  troops  formed  for 
  rapid  motion  from  one  place  to  another.  --Farrow. 
 
  {To  pitch  a  camp},  to  set  up  the  tents  or  huts  of  a  camp. 
 
 
  {To  strike  camp},  to  take  down  the  tents  or  huts  of  a  camp. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burrow 
  n  :  a  hole  in  the  ground  made  by  an  animal  for  shelter  [syn:  {tunnel}] 
  v  :  move  through  by  or  as  by  digging;  "burrow  through  the 
  forest"  [syn:  {tunnel}] 




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