burr burr  /ˈbɜr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) seed vessel having hooks or prickles
  2. (n) rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
  3. (n) United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)
  4. (n) rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
  5. (n) small bit used in dentistry or surgery
  6. (v) remove the burrs from

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Usage(s):

  1. Little Finland has been a burr in a bear's paw.
  2. X-rays showed the burr in the lower lobe of his lung.

News

  1. Burr Ridge police blotter for June 11.

    The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Burr Ridge Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. DRUGS Jacob Feldman, 19, 121 Hill Road, Willowbrook, was charged June 8 with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after police stopped to investigate ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Doings Weekly

  2. Burr Ridge won’t restrict audience participation

    BURR RIDGE — An attempt to streamline Village Board meetings by restricting public comments was soundly defeated Monday. “I’m in the efficiency business,” said Mayor Mickey Straub, who proposed an ordinance that would have limited comments at the start of each meeting to items listed on the agenda. The proposed amendment to the village code would have established two separate audience ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Doings Weekly

  3. Burr and Burton graduates 148

    Monday June 10, 2013 MANCHESTER -- Rainy weather moved the 180th commencement exercises of Burr and Burton Academy indoors to the Riley Rink at Hunter Park Friday, June 7, but didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the 148 members of the graduating class of 2013. Loud cheers and applause greeted the graduates who marched in from two directions at the back of the rink before
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bennington Banner

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