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bur·go·mas·ter

 (bûr′gə-măs′tər)
n.
The principal magistrate, comparable to a mayor, of a city or town in the Netherlands, Flanders, Austria, or Germany.

[Partial translation of Dutch burgemeester : burg, town (from Middle Dutch burch; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots) + meester, master.]

burgomaster

(ˈbɜːɡəˌmɑːstə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the chief magistrate of a town in Austria, Belgium, Germany, or the Netherlands; mayor
2. (Animals) a popular name for the glaucous gull
[C16: partial translation of Dutch burgemeester; see borough, master]

bur•go•mas•ter

(ˈbɜr gəˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

n.
the chief magistrate of a municipal town of Holland, Flanders, Germany, or Austria.
[1585–95; < Dutch burgemeester=burg borough + meester master]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burgomaster - a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria
city manager, mayor - the head of a city government
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I kept a copy, but gave the original to the Burgomaster.
Naturally the Chickies and the Gooverooskies and the Epatkas--the Burgomaster Gulls and the Kittiwakes and the Puffins, who are always looking for a chance to be rude, took up the cry, and--so Limmershin told me--for nearly five minutes you could not have heard a gun fired on Walrus Islet.
He's the only thing in the sea uglier than Sea Vitch," screamed a Burgomaster gull, wheeling under Sea Vitch's nose.
He paid a thousand livres down, and deposited the three thousand with a Burgomaster, after which he brought on board without their being seen, the ten men who formed his land army; and with the rising tide, at three o'clock in the morning, he got into the open sea, maneuvering ostensibly with the four others, and depending upon the science of his galley slave as upon that of the first pilot of the port.
I may, however, harmlessly admit that my Rembrandt was to be of the small or cabinet size, and that, as there was a run on Burgomasters just then, my subject was naturally to be of the Burgomaster sort.
The old gentleman was quite satisfied with this reason for not cleaning the Burgomaster, and took away his purchase in his own carriage on the spot.
At the tea-table there was plenty of conversation on a great variety of subjects, nor were there wanting jocose matters of discussion, such as they were; for young Mr Cheeryble's recent stay in Germany happening to be alluded to, old Mr Cheeryble informed the company that the aforesaid young Mr Cheeryble was suspected to have fallen deeply in love with the daughter of a certain German burgomaster.
The burgomaster of Falk's native town had built her.
The burgomaster had advanced ideas in the ship-owning line.
le Cardinal de Bourbon, who, for the sake of pleasing the king, had been obliged to assume an amiable mien towards this whole rustic rabble of Flemish burgomasters, and to regale them at his Hôtel de Bourbon, with a very "pretty morality, allegorical satire, and farce," while a driving rain drenched the magnificent tapestries at his door.
You may see in certain Flemish pictures the wives of burgomasters cut out by nature on the same pattern and wonderfully reproduced on canvas; but these dames wear fine robes of velvet and precious stuffs, whereas Madame Saillard possessed no robes, only that venerable garment called in Touraine and Picardy "cottes," elsewhere petticoats, or skirts pleated behind and on each side, with other skirts hanging over them.
Being indicted for the libel, and (after various strange demonstrations in court) found guilty, he fled into Holland in place of appearing to receive sentence: from whence, as the quiet burgomasters of Amsterdam had no relish for his company, he was sent home again with all speed.