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  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. 




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