burl burl  /ˈbɜrl/


  1. (n) the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
  2. (n) a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
  3. (n) soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
  4. (v) remove the burls from cloth



  • A boil, in the peculiar dialect of Brooklyn, The Bronx and parts of Manhattan, is a "burl.


  1. News 3 at Noon: B/CS Chamber of Commerce

    Burl Haigwood with the B/CS Chamber of Commerce joined News 3 at Noon on Monday to thank the community for supporting Friday's Community Softball Classic. Proceeds from the event and lunch on Thursday at all B/CS McDonald's will benefit the 100 Club. He also talked about an upcoming Business After Hours and Ladies' Nite.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station

  2. 3 injured in plane crash at Victoria airport

    VICTORIA, Texas —Three men were injured Saturday morning in a plane crash at the Victoria Regional Airport. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane left from Victoria Regional, at 10 a.m., and then crashed into a nearby field. Texas DPS have identified the men as pilot Burl Wilkerson, 58, of Houston, along with passengers Sajib Rupollia, 30, of California, and Daniel Nghien ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  3. Cardinal bests West Burlington

    WEST BURLINGTON — The West Burlington baseball team fell to Cardinal 4-2 Thursday in Southeast Iowa Superconference South action. Conner McElderry supplied the Comets with its power, blasting a home run and driving in two RBI in the game. Dakota Sho
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Ottumwa Courier

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  1. "No, really I don't [care]," Vazquez said. "I've always said that, even when I was in Montreal [and] I started a few opening games. I mean, in some ways, I guess it's an honor. It means that you did things right. Burl, he's done everything...
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Javier Vazquez Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. Yet, when the players were polled, Matson recalled Marchetti saying: "We ain't gonna go without Burl and Ollie."
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Gino Marchetti Source: Providence Journal

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