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Burrows

Burrow

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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