burly

Definitions

  • Bur Oak
    Bur Oak
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj burly muscular and heavily built "a beefy wrestler","had a tall burly frame","clothing sizes for husky boys","a strapping boy of eighteen","`buirdly' is a Scottish term"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burly Coarse and rough; boisterous. "It was the orator's own burly way of nonsense."
    • Burly Having a large, strong, or gross body; stout; lusty; -- now used chiefly of human beings, but formerly of animals, in the sense of stately or beautiful, and of inanimate things that were huge and bulky. "Burly sacks.""In his latter days, with overliberal diet, [he was] somewhat corpulent and burly .""Burly and big, and studious of his ease."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • burly Great in bodily size; bulky; large; stout: formerly used of things, but now only of persons, and implying some degree of coarseness.
    • burly Boisterous; loud.
    • burly Synonyms Massive, Ponderous, etc. See bulky.
    • burly To make burly; cause to bulge out.
    • burly Having burls or excrescent knots: as, a burly tree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Burly knotty
    • adj Burly bur′li bulky: boisterous, bluff
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Quotations

  • Mrs Patrick Campbell
    Mrs Patrick Campbell
    “The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge.”

Idioms

Bur under my saddle - A bur under your saddle is something that annoys you or spurs you into action.('Burr' is an alternative spelling.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. burlich, strong, excellent; perh. orig. fit for a lady's bower, hence handsome, manly, stout. Cf. Bower
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. borlich; prob. Old High Ger. burlīh, high, bōr, a height.

Usage

In literature:

The two burly gentlemen in the rear also turned and followed, but E. Eliot was too busy planning how to manage Mrs. Remington to notice them.
"The Sturdy Oak" by Samuel Merwin, et al.
Eli's been drunk some, bur his girls are really a good deal of help.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
The burly policeman might have been a sheet of glass.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
Only just in time, for a burly man in a fez was swinging at his head with a rifle butt.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
Jones' gray hat came pushing up between the dead snags; then his burly shoulders.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
At the polling desk Benito found himself behind a burly Kanaka sailor, dark as an African.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
The next exploit, in which Burly was engaged, was of a bloodier complexion, and more dreadful celebrity.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3)" by Walter Scott
One of them was the barkeeper, a burly individual with black hair plastered in a "lick" across his forehead.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
He is burly, ruddy, gray-haired, and fond of corncob pipes, dark beer, and sausages.
"Shandygaff" by Christopher Morley
It was the magazine hurled by the burly Englishman, who followed up the assault by a torrent of abuse.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
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In poetry:

Her low combed hair was just the shade
Of ripened hazel burs;
The cheeks of yellow astrackans,
Were not more ripe than hers.
"Memory of Mother" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Down through the crashing underwood,
The burly sheriff came:—
"Stand, Goodman Macy, yield thyself;
Yield in the King's own name."
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Vidrik spoke to his burly groom:
“Go, saddle me Skimming gray,
For I will ride to the wood, and hear
What Sivard himself will say.”
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Oh, he works with a rollicking stave at lip,
And loud is the chorus skirled;
With the burly rote of his rumbling throat
He batters it down the world.
"The Gravedigger" by Bliss William Carman
And some might say, "Those ruder songs
Had freshness which the new have lost;
To spring the opening leaf belongs,
The chestnut-burs await the frost."
"To My Readers" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Let us go forth and seek
Woods where the wild plums redden and the beech
Plumps its packed burs: and, swelling, just in reach.
The pawpaw, emerald sleek.
Ripens along the creek.
"July" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

For burly off-road riding where we had to get off and push or plant our feet on objects, we loved the lug sole.
"Berry Burs" Brand Carbide Burs.
NeoDiamond is America's highest-rated, No.1-selling diamond bur, based on SDM dealer sales.
NeoDiamond is one of America's highest-rated diamond burs.
A hard-wearing nylon shell makes it burly.
Fall's handsomest designs are inspired by the burly, moody Pacific Northwest.
Raymond Burr, the burly, impassive actor who played the defense lawyer Perry Mason and the police detective Robert T Ironside on television, died on Sunday at his ranch in Dry Creek Valley, near Healdsburg, Calif He was 76.
Researchers are trained to avoid the hurly-burly of politics .
Wintertime, however, is a whole other burly animal.
Although the vine trunks are fairly small in diameter for the vine's age, due to regrowth from numerous winter freezes, the bases of the trunks are thick and burly.
Amid holiday hurly-burly, fretting about gifts and battling mobs at malls, four women offered welcome respite Monday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur) doesn't know when he'll be back from a sprained right shoulder and dislocated rib suffered in Sunday's win over Kansas City.
Dark wood, deep martinis, burly steaks and a weekly fresh sheet that proves longtime Springs chef Pete Moreno hasn't fallen asleep on the job.
Western lawmakers want to elevate the Plains bison to a status similar to that of the iconic bald eagle with legislation to declare the burly beasts America's "national mammal ".
Enter Guy Dailey, among the hundreds of people who have followed Mason 's journey on Facebook, he wanted to do something for a little boy whose story touched the burly biker.
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In science:

This presentation is due to Burnside [Bur, p. 464] and Miller [Mil, p. 366] in 1911; Burnside describes it as probably “the most symmetrical form into which the abstract definition [of Sn ] can be thrown”, an idea that is crucial for our use of it in the next section.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
Phys. 40, 1270 (1969). 274. M. Vicentini-Missoni, J.M.H. Levelt-Sengers and M.S. Green, J. Res. Natl. Bur.
Conjectures on exact solution of three - dimensional (3D) simple orthorhombic Ising lattices
Ur de fined by bUr (ϕ, x) := Pi≥r bui (ϕ, x) , ∀ (ϕ, x) ∈ A0 ×ω .
Generalized Solutions of a Nonlinear Parabolic Equation with Generalized Functions as Initial Data
Bur for regular orbits, after a transitory time, d is not necessarily close to zero.
Global dynamics of high area-to-mass ratios GEO space debris by means of the MEGNO indicator
The bur den of examining whether – for a particular study – the two are similar enough for one of them to act as a reasonable “quasi-control ” to the other, lies upon the researchers and not the audi ence.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
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