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 (byo͝or′ĭn, bûr′-)
a. A steel cutting tool with a sharp beveled point, used in engraving or carving stone.
b. A stone tool with a chisellike head. Also called graver.
2. The style or technique of an engraver's work.

[French, probably from obsolete Italian burino, of Germanic origin.]
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1. (Tools) a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp lozenge-shaped point, used for engraving furrows in metal, wood, or marble
2. (Art Terms) an engraver's individual style
3. (Archaeology) archaeol a prehistoric flint tool with a very small transverse edge
[C17: from French, perhaps from Italian burino, of Germanic origin: compare Old High German boro auger; see bore1]
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(ˈbyʊər ɪn, ˈbɜr-)

1. a tempered steel tool with a lozenge-shaped point and a rounded handle, used for engraving metal and marble.
2. a prehistoric pointed or chisellike flint tool.
[1655–65; < French < Italian burino (now bulino) graving tool]
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1. A short steel engraving tool, usually lozenge-shaped in section, cut obliquely to a point. The round handle is pushed by the palm while the fingers guide the point.
2. A prehistoric flint tool like a chisel.
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Noun1.burin - a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp pointburin - a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving
chisel - an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
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n (Art) → Stichel m
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NABLUS, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (WAFA) -- Israeli settlers set fire today to hundreds of olive trees in the northern West Bank village of Burin, reported Ghassan Daghlas, a local official.
Ramallah, April 4 (Petra) - A group of Jewish settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar on Thursday razed Palestinan -owned agricultural lands in Burin village, south of Nablus in the West Bank.
Metallic surfaces are engraved by cutting grooves into them with a burin and a small hammer, following the design already traced or drawn onto the surface.
According to Yesh Din, the couple were attempting to flee the village of Burin, near Nablus, amidst an Israeli raid on local premises, which included the use of tear gas grenades.
Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of tracking Israeli settlement expansion in the Northern West Bank, said about 15 Jewish settlers had stormed the Burin school in the West Bank city of Nablus, where they had assaulted students and vandalized teachers' cars, Daily Sabah reported.
In the last decade, Eric Burin and Beverly Tomek have crafted thoughtful studies of the Society's ideology, though Marie Tyler-McGraw and Claude Clegg have chronicled those African Americans--most of them from the Chesapeake--who grew weary of American racism and fled to Liberia.
"Authorities have detained 17 suspects at the special 11th Army Circle barracks in Bangkok but we released two of them," Colonel Burin Tongprapai, the junta's top legal advisor, told reporters on Thursday.
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Israeli troops also arrested yesterday night, children from the village of Burin, South of Nablus, QNA reported.