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1. An incorporated town. See 1st Borough.

2. A shelter; especially. A hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.

3. (Science: chemical) a heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.

4. A mound. See barrow, and camp.

See: 1st Borough.

1. To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.

2. To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide. Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another.

(Science: zoology) (Burke) Burrowing owl, a small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.

Origin: Burrowed; Burrowing.

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Human Collembola Infestations

... current "medical dogma" on this topic is sadly lacking or wrong. I tried everything topical remedy possible but it was clear this was a burrowing parasite, as evidenced by the small holes that appeared on welts on my skin, and i could feel intense itching that was impervious to any scratching ...

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... I originally had them in just dry sand, but I moved them to a fresh set up with a soil-sand mixture that was slightly damp. They've made a little burrow in that with the queen and the larvae in it. Before I read your advice about food, I put in a tiny piece of egg, a tiny piece of bread-soaked-in-sugar-water, ...

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Green mammals

... smaller then themselves-, from the forest floor which is brown, or from areas that are generally not grassy -the area around a rabbits burrow does not grow grass.

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by cyanodave
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:33 am
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Topic: Green mammals
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Green mammals

... to make much difference though, as they are already a very successful species (perhaps due to their speed, sense to stay near an entrance to the burrow and frequent breeding) and so there is not much selective pressure to make a green pigment successful within the species. However, it is possible ...

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Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:39 pm
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Protein movment in cell membrane?

... If you think of the cell membrane as the surface of a planet then these proteins can move north, south, east, and west, but they generally cannot burrow toward the planet's core or fly off into space.

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Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:06 pm
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