Burrowed
Burrow 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide. [1913 Webster]

Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

{Burrowing owl} (Zo["o]l.), a small owl of the western part of North America ({Speotyto cunicularia}), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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