burl

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v burl remove the burls from cloth
    • n burl soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
    • n burl a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
    • n burl the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burl A knot or lump in thread or cloth.
    • Burl An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; also, veneer made from such excrescences.
    • v. t Burl bûrl To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burl A small knot or lump in thread, whether woven into cloth or not.
    • n burl A knot or an excrescence on walnut and other trees, used for ornamental veneering.
    • burl To pick knots, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth; specifically, to pick (wool) by hand.
    • burl To cleanse (cloth), as with fullers' earth or a similar substance.
    • burl To welter.
    • n burl A pimple.
    • burl Same as birl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Burl burl a small knot in thread, a knot in wood
    • v.t Burl to pick knots, &c., from, in finishing cloth
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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,. √92. See Bur

Usage

In literature:

It was a big, burl-maple box, designed after the hope chests that he saw advertised in magazines.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
Burle, Colonel Burle's son, condemned for theft!
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
The first person of this description in the Society, was William Burling, of Long Island.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
My parents was Marther and Burl Miller.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
You are not a topographical engineer, and Captain Burling commands my escort.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
The Masons burled him.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Passed the Burlings at 1.30.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
The people were Burl Ishman and two women who had their children with them.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
R. J. Chard, Sole Proprietor, 6 Burling Slip, New York.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
Bleeker, James Cogswell, Lawrence Embree, Thomas Burling, Willett Leaman, Jno.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
He needs a tucker for to burl his face.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
One of de slave men who belonged to ole man Burl Temples wus sent to wurk for Mr. Temples' son who had married.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Big Black Burl looked down on the young Indian brave: the young Indian brave, with unflinching bright, black eyes, looked up at Big Black Burl.
"Burl" by Morrison Heady
Then Mamma Colbert proposes that all go to spend the evening with Fred Burling and Rosalie, who occupy Grandmamma Dunmore's summer home.
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
Every passenger should have been soothed into contentment by these devices, but by the end of the first week, Burl Jasperson was restless.
"The Star Lord" by Boyd Ellanby
Burl Denning had not found the next valley of much interest, either.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
Old Friend Burling brought Grandfather a specimen of his handwriting to-day to keep.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
Burl knew these dangers.
"The Mad Planet" by Murray Leinster
T. B., per Mr. W. Burls, jun.
"The Baptist Magazine, Vol. 27, March 1835" by Various
R. J. Chard, 6 Burling Slip, New York.
"Scientific American, Vol. XLIII.--No. 1. [New Series.], July 3, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

This poem is for my wife.
I have made it plainly and honestly:
The mark is on it
Like the burl on the knife.
"Poem in Prose" by Archibald MacLeish
"Here are all the clustering burls of roses,
And the dandelion's mimic sun;
Of thy much-beloved and vanished posies
None are missing, not a single one!"
"April" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sail their 49er as they for London Olympic qualifers.
He was a son of the late Fred Johnson and Susie Paxton Johnson Burl.
RINGGOLD Burl Byron Kell , 73, departed this life Monday, Nov 19, 2012.He was born in Chickamauga, Ga. To the late Lawrence Preston and Annie Lee Kell .
The real-life Ron Kovic looks more like Burl Ives minus 200 pounds.
Prehistoric Avebury by Aubrey Burl Yale University Press, 275 pp.
Trip Out To Mastodon's Video For "Curl Of The Burl".
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the video for a song called "Curl of the Burl" would be balls-out trippy but hey…you never know what to expect from Mastodon.
Even after seeing the video I still didn't know what the hell a burl was so I Googled it.
ENID — Memorial service for Burl A Bartlett Jr, 85, Enid, will be 11 am Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in Central Christian Church.
They craft burled lamps and blueberry jam and quilts that delight the eyes.
Today's Rock or Not band is Atlanta's Mastodon and their song Curl Of The Burl a song vocalist Brann Dailor describes as being about meth heads in the woods of West Virginia.
Within that burl are unique swirls or curls .
Trip Out To Mastodon's Video For " Curl Of The Burl".
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the video for a song called " Curl of the Burl" would be balls-out trippy but hey…you never know what to expect from Mastodon.
0 Jennifer Pollono, Burl Moseley and Joshua Bitton in 'Dirty Filthy Love Story' by Rogue Machine at Theatre/Theater.
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In science:

Also plotted in the bottom panel of Figure 1 are the constraints obtained including a prior Ωbh2 = 0.019 ± 0.002 (Burles, Nollett & Turner 2000) inferred by measurements of primordial elements and assuming standard BBN.
CMB Constraints on a Baryonic Dark Matter-Dominated Universe
The description of the monoidal interval was completed by Burle who proved that B1 is the only other clone properly containing B0 .
Subfunction relations defined by the clones containing all unary operations
Burles & Tytler (1998b) estimate [Si/H] ≃ −2.5 and [C/H] ≃ −2.9 from photoionisation modelling. dThis is a conservative upper limit on the metallicity.
A new, precise measurement of the primordial abundance of Deuterium
Of the four light elements, the primeval 4He abundance is known most accurately, YP = 0.244 ± 0.002 (though there is still much debate about systematic error; see e.g., Burles et al, 2001b, or Olive et al, 2000).
Time at the Beginning
For recent reviews, the interested reader is referred to Olive, Steigman, & Walker (2000), Burles, Nollett, & Turner (2001), Cyburt, Fields, & Olive (2001), and references therein.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
The weight of a foliage X containing k twigs is defined as fw (X ) := β1 k + β2 (|X | − k), that is each twig has weight β1 and each non-twig burl has weight β2 .
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
Since a burl avoiding t in G′ is also a burl in G, it follows from the analysis above that the maximum size of a foliage cannot increase when we contract a triangle.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
It follows from the definition of fw (G′ ) that G′ has a foliage containing at least ( α 3 − ǫ)|V (G)|/β1 burls.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
The proof of Lemma 11 is based on our ability to find burls locally in the graph.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
If we have • degT (t) = 2 for every t ∈ V (P ), • the hub of G at t is isomorphic to K4 for every t ∈ V (P ), and • |φ−1 (f )| = 3 for every edge f ∈ E (T ) incident to a vertex in V (P ), then φ−1 (P ) is a burl.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
If for every t ∈ V (P ), degT (t) = 2 and the hub of G at t is isomorphic to K4 or B3 , then φ−1 (P ) is a burl.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
This implies that φ−1 (T ′ ) contains an elementary twig and a burl that are vertex-disjoint, where the elementary twig is the preimage of the leaf.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
By Lemma 7(3), we can obtain a foliage X in Z by adding the twig and the burl to X ′ and possibly removing a burl (which can be a twig) containing the new element of H ′ created by φ−1 (f )-contraction.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
By Lemma 7(3), we now obtain a foliage X in Z from X ′ , adding k ≥ 2 twigs and possibly removing one burl (which can be a twig) from X ′ .
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
But Burles & Tytler (1996) argue that the two systems that they have analyzed are much more convincing as real detections of deuterium, that their HI column density measurement is reliable, and that the fact that they measure the same D/H∼ 2.4 × 10−5 in both systems makes it likely that this is the primordial value.
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
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