Burled
Burl Burl (b[^u]rl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burled} (b[^u]rld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Burling}.] [OE. burle stuffing, or a knot in cloth; cf. F. bourlet, bourrelet, OF. bourel, a wreath or a roll of cloth, linen, or leather, stuffed with flocks, etc., dim. of bourre. [root]92. See {Bur}.] To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth. [1913 Webster]

{Burling iron}, a peculiar kind of nippers or tweezers used in burling woolen cloth. [1913 Webster]


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  • burled — urled (b[^u]rld), adj. having an irregular pattern from the grain of a tree burl[2], or one resembling such a pattern, in contrast to the regular wood grain consisting of parallel or concentric lines; of wood. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burled — /berrld/, adj. having burls that produce a distorted grain: burled lumber. [1920 25; BURL + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • burled — adjective Date: 1924 having a distorted grain due to burls …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • burled — n. small knot v. remove knots or defects from fabric …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burled — adjective (of wood) have a pattern from the grain of a tree burl • Similar to: ↑patterned …   Useful english dictionary

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