burnsides


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burn·sides

 (bûrn′sīdz′)
pl.n.
Heavy side-whiskers worn with the chin clean-shaven.

[After Ambrose Everett Burnside.]

burnsides

(ˈbɜːnˌsaɪdz)
pl n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) US thick side whiskers worn with a moustache and clean-shaven chin
[C19: named after General A. E. Burnside (1824–81), Union general in the US Civil War]

burn•sides

(ˈbɜrnˌsaɪdz)

n.pl.
full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.
[1870–75, Amer.; after Genesis A. E. Burnside]
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56) "Sideburns" (or "burnsides") was only later coined as a term in homage to the Civil War general Ambrose Burnside.
He wore galluses and kept his face creative with variations of sideburns and burnsides, each week looking like a new wanted poster issued against generals and infamous sympathizers of the Confederacy.
Burnsides were favored by all who used them, and by the end of the Civil War, close to 45,000 had been sold to the U.
The last Burnsides were delivered to the Union on February 13, 1865.
Many grammatical errors in one of the chapters suggest that it was not fully edited by Burnsides and Ellsley, whose credentials are not provided.
By the 1880s the order of the two words making up burnsides was reversed to give sideburns.
Victoria Burnsides had four kills and eight digs for Fairview.
But the Burnsides have vowed not to be shifted without a fight after Derwentside District Council's decision yesterday to move them on.
Hughie Smith, president of the Gypsy Council, presented a submission to the council stating: "From the outset we can state quite categorically that the Burnsides - who are well known to us - are Gypsies both by definition and tradition.
Set beside the impeccable family pedigree of Christina and her husband, Corky's forefathers seem to occupy a lower rung not only on the social ladder, but on the evolutionary ladder, too: "The Burnsides [Christina's kin] were wealthy landowners .
As Jim Dickinson states in the liner notes, it includes three generations of Dickinsons, Burnsides, and Turners.
Burnsides suffered an embarrassing defeat to the Confederate Army under Gen.