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burl Explained

burl at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[bə:l]

burl at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "burl":
bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boss, bow, bubble, bulb, bulge,
bulla, bump, bunch, button, cahot, chine, clump, condyle, convex,
dowel, ear, flange, flap, gall, gnarl, handle, hill, hump, hunch,
jog, joggle, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lip, loop, lump, mole,
mountain, nevus, nub, nubbin, nubble, papilloma, peg, rib, ridge,
ring, shoulder, spine, stud, style, tab, tubercle, tubercule,
verruca, vesicle, wale, wart, welt

Burl at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Burl \Burl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Burling}.] [OE. burle stuffing, or a knot in cloth; cf. F.
bourlet, bourrelet, OF. bourel, a wreath or a roll of cloth,
linen, or leather, stuffed with flocks, etc., dim. of bourre.
[root]92. See {Bur}.]
To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose
threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth.

{Burling iron}, a peculiar kind of nippers or tweezers used
in burling woolen cloth.

Burl \Burl\, n.
1. A knot or lump in thread or cloth.

2. An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; also,
veneer made from such excrescences.

burl at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

burl
n 1: the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used
decoratively in veneer
2: a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
3: soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or
created by design [syn: {slub}, {knot}]
v : remove the burls from cloth

burl at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Category: Image - :Corsehillburr.JPG|right|thumb|200px|A burl on a Silver Birch.
Category: Image - :Ahorn-Maser Holz.JPG|right|thumb|200px|Maple burl (not to be confused with Image: [[w:bird's-eye maple|bird's-eye maple).]]+w:bird's-eye maple+|bird's-eye maple).+bird's-eye maple).

Alternative forms

* burr Inter: qualifier » UK

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » burle||lang=enm|stuffing", "knot in cloth

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)l

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner.
    1. Wood of a mottled veneer, usually cut from such a growth.
    2. A knot or lump in thread or cloth.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » tree growth

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pahka
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|loupe|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кап|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=kap


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » mottled wood
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|loupe|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кап|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=kap

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To remove the knots in cloth.

    Anagrams

    * blur

  • Translation: et » burl
    Translation: ko » burl
    Translation: io » burl
    Translation: ka » burl
    Translation: mg » burl
    Translation: nl » burl
    Translation: pl » burl
    Translation: ta » burl
    Translation: vi » burl
    Translation: zh » burl