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

1.

An incorporated town. See 1st Borough.

2.

A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.

3. Mining

A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.

4.

A mound. See 3d Barrow, and Camp, n., 5.

 

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Bur"row, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Burrowed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Burrowing.]

1.

To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.

2.

To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide.

Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another. Burke.

Burrowing owl Zool., a small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.

 

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