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Synonyms for burr

a continuous low-pitched droning sound

to make a continuous low-pitched droning sound

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seed vessel having hooks or prickles

rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting

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United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson

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rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece

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small bit used in dentistry or surgery

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remove the burrs from

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References in classic literature ?
The child probably overheard their voices, for, looking up to the window with a bright, but naughty smile of mirth and intelligence, she threw one of the prickly burrs at the Rev.
Two separate voices: for James speaks low, with a burr, and the other voice was high and quavery.
The Slot was an iron crack that ran along the centre of Market Street, and from the Slot arose the burr of the ceaseless, endless cable that was hitched at will to the cars it dragged up and down.
He started the engine, and with a wild burr of gas explosions the beautiful fabric darted down the launching ways and lifted into the air.
A man, reading a newspaper, had just started up at the sight of the returning pigeon, when be heard the burr of Winn's engine and saw the huge monoplane, with all surfaces set, drop down upon him, stop suddenly on an air-cushion manufactured on the spur of the moment by a shift of the horizontal rudders, glide a few yards, strike ground, and come to rest not a score of feet away from him.
But he soon gave that up, panting and blaspheming, demanded explanations in his hybrid tongue that had half a brogue and half a burr.
What provoking burr has been inconveniently attracted to the charming skirts, and with difficulty shaken off?
Provoking indeed,' said Bella, 'and no burr to boast of
In very tender years, when he still wore a lace border under his outdoor cap, he was often observed peeping through the bars of a gate and making minatory gestures with his small forefinger while he scolded the sheep with an inarticulate burr, intended to strike terror into their astonished minds; indicating thus early that desire for mastery over the inferior animals, wild and domestic, including cockchafers, neighbors' dogs, and small sisters, which in all ages has been an attribute of so much promise for the fortunes of our race.
Another $3 million has come from outside individuals such as William Rutledge, former CEO of Teledyne, while the Burrs and Crandalls have chipped in a combined $1 million.
com, a new web domain that will provide high quality yet low-cost grinding burrs Fur most available commercial coffee grinders.
Its seed heads stiffen into effective burrs only when the biennial plant dies and dries out.