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  • n  seed vessel having hooks or prickles
  • n  small bit used in dentistry or surgery
  • v  remove the burrs from

  • The bur holes permit passage of a leucotome, or lobotomy cannula, a hollow needle through which a loop of wire can be slipped.
  • One cocklebur, three-fourths of an inch long, skidded along his tongue, down his throat; lodged in his right lung.
  • At one afternoon-long meeting of the chiefs of the 21 largest cities, says San Francisco Chief Thom as Cahill, "we never mentioned bur glary, robbery, organized crime or any thing .
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  • Nicolas Mahut in Sunday People
    Mahut said: "He's just a champ, we had to fight like we never did before. I mean, it's amazing, the crowd is just fantastic. Everyone wants to see the end, bur we'll have to come back."
  • Sharif Sheik Ahmed in BBC News
    Heavily armed Ethiopian troops have invaded Somalia,said Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, seen as a moderate within the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC). "They have captured Bur Haqaba. History shows that Somalis always win when they are attacked...
  • Bennie Thompson in HSToday
    While the BUR provides more context for how DHS intends to execute is missions, it is not the 'deep dive' that Congress was promised,Thompson said. "DHS was created so swiftly that not enough thought was given to how best to address the...

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