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burl

 (bûrl)
n.
1. A knot, lump, or slub in yarn or cloth.
2.
a. A large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree.
b. The wood cut from such an outgrowth, often used decoratively as a veneer.
tr.v. burled, burl·ing, burls
To dress or finish (cloth) by removing knots, lumps, slubs, or loose threads.

[Middle English burle, from Old French bourle, tuft of wool, diminutive of bourre, coarse wool, from Late Latin burra, shaggy garment.]

burl′er n.

burl

(bɜːl)
n
1. (Textiles) a small knot or lump in wool
2. (Botany) a roundish warty outgrowth from the trunk, roots, or branches of certain trees
vb
(Textiles) (tr) to remove the burls from (cloth)
[C15: from Old French burle tuft of wool, probably ultimately from Late Latin burra shaggy cloth]
ˈburler n

burl

(bɜːl) or

birl

n
1. Scot and Austral and NZ an attempt; try (esp in the phrase give it a burl)
2. Austral and NZ a ride in a car
[C20: perhaps from birl1 in the Scot sense: a twist or turn]

burl

(bɜrl)
n.
1. a small knot or lump in wool, thread, or cloth.
2. a dome-shaped growth on the trunk of a tree, sliced to make veneer.
v.t.
3. to remove burls from (cloth) in finishing.
[1400–50; late Middle English burle « Old French]

burl

(bûrl)
A large, rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree.

burl


Past participle: burled
Gerund: burling

Imperative
burl
burl
Present
I burl
you burl
he/she/it burls
we burl
you burl
they burl
Preterite
I burled
you burled
he/she/it burled
we burled
you burled
they burled
Present Continuous
I am burling
you are burling
he/she/it is burling
we are burling
you are burling
they are burling
Present Perfect
I have burled
you have burled
he/she/it has burled
we have burled
you have burled
they have burled
Past Continuous
I was burling
you were burling
he/she/it was burling
we were burling
you were burling
they were burling
Past Perfect
I had burled
you had burled
he/she/it had burled
we had burled
you had burled
they had burled
Future
I will burl
you will burl
he/she/it will burl
we will burl
you will burl
they will burl
Future Perfect
I will have burled
you will have burled
he/she/it will have burled
we will have burled
you will have burled
they will have burled
Future Continuous
I will be burling
you will be burling
he/she/it will be burling
we will be burling
you will be burling
they will be burling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been burling
you have been burling
he/she/it has been burling
we have been burling
you have been burling
they have been burling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been burling
you will have been burling
he/she/it will have been burling
we will have been burling
you will have been burling
they will have been burling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been burling
you had been burling
he/she/it had been burling
we had been burling
you had been burling
they had been burling
Conditional
I would burl
you would burl
he/she/it would burl
we would burl
you would burl
they would burl
Past Conditional
I would have burled
you would have burled
he/she/it would have burled
we would have burled
you would have burled
they would have burled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burl - the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
burl - a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.burl - a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
burl - the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
3.burl - soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
raggedness, roughness - a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
Verb1.burl - remove the burls from cloth
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
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The burls are knobby growths at the base of redwood trees.
Having sawed the burls from their tree host, Bamburg has stacked them, one by one, to form slender and precarious columns that reached nearly to the gallery's ceiling, and then augmented these constructions with mollusk and turtle shells and animal hooves.
A burl is a growth above the ground, usually found near the base of the tree," said Yager, "although some burls are found way up a tree.
She told Dr Amanda Burls, the university's head of research, that she felt reasonably healthy although her treatment was 'appalling'.
Dante II then came into the care of Wembley's Bob Burls and won the 1947 Consolation Derby, Olympic and Pall Mall before becoming the shortest ever priced St Leger winner at 2-9.
Also popular for adding a touch of drama to a room or piece are burls and crotches, used atone or as a contrast.
The burl character is unique in the fact that it is more like an ingrown bark than the true burl you see in maple, madrona, walnut, Carpathian elm and other burls.
The effect of gigantism is increased by the burls often seen on the trunks.
Ordinary narra may not be as highly prized as the wood that comes from the burls, but it is still a beautiful wood in its own right that can yield a range of interesting figures.
in Edinburgh, IN, described mappa burl as "highly figured but with good dimension compared to other burls.
Burls from thuya trees are generally found underneath the ground.
Highly distinctive grain patterns are known as burrs or burls.

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