A town in Lancashire noted for having a football team, black puddings, a market and a lot of rain. It is near Manchester and is the birthplace of such celebrities as Victoria Wood, Ralf Little, Richmal Crompton and the Nevilles.

The football team are currently in financial trouble due to the collapse of ITV Digital and the fact that they owe 1 million pounds in mortgage. However, they are twice winners of the FA Cup and have a rich history as a football team.

It also has a recent 'wealth' of semi-celebrity semi-pop-stars, such as one of Hear'Say, one of Atomic Kitten, and Elbow.

Bur"y (?), n. [See 1st Borough.]


A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's

; -- used as a termination of names of places; as, Canterbury, Shrewsbury.


A manor house; a castle.

[Prov. Eng.]

To this very day, the chief house of a manor, or the lord's seat, is called bury, in some parts of England. Miege.


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Bur"y (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buried (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Burying (#).] [OE. burien, birien, berien, AS. byrgan; akin to beorgan to protect, OHG. bergan, G. bergen, Icel. bjarga, Sw. berga, Dan. bierge, Goth. ba�xa1;rgan. &root;95. Cf. Burrow.]


To cover out of sight, either by heaping something over, or by placing within something, as earth, etc.; to conceal by covering; to hide; as, to bury coals in ashes; to bury the face in the hands.

And all their confidence Under the weight of mountains buried deep. Milton.


Specifically: To cover out of sight, as the body of a deceased person, in a grave, a tomb, or the ocean; to deposit (a corpse) in its resting place, with funeral ceremonies; to inter; to inhume.

Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Matt. viii. 21.

I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave. Shak.


To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as, to bury strife.

Give me a bowl of wine In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius. Shak.

Burying beetle Zool., the general name of many species of beetles, of the tribe Necrophaga; the sexton beetle; -- so called from their habit of burying small dead animals by digging away the earth beneath them. The larvae feed upon decaying flesh, and are useful scavengers. -- To bury the hatchet, to lay aside the instruments of war, and make peace; -- a phrase used in allusion to the custom observed by the North American Indians, of burying a tomahawk when they conclude a peace.

Syn. -- To intomb; inter; inhume; inurn; hide; cover; conceal; overwhelm; repress.


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