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bur guh ma ster

  • n  a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria

  • Where might the burgomaster of Meerane be bound, all resplendent in his uniform of office, at this grey hour of a nipping winter's day? Perhaps off to dine with a dignitary .
  • The Queen's Commissioner arrived, Burgomaster Witschey said grace in Dutch, and dinner proceeded: three stout courses followed by brandy and a speech by the burgomaster.
  • The burgomaster, with relish rather than resolution, did so immediately.

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