Burling iron
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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