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Well, gentlemen of the burgher guard, what are you advancing for, and what do you wish?

It was indeed the order, which the burgher guard received with a roar of triumph.

That a man was a "citizen," or burgher, of any town, of course proves nothing.

What was the burgher life of that first century of Munich's history?

A burgher who was with them to-day went to lay down his arms to-morrow.

Mr. Naud: Is a man a burgher who became such after the commencement of the war?

Every burgher has at least two horses, and some have five, and they are all full of courage.

Gothic was formed in the baron's castle, and the burgher's street.

“No, I like not the ugly word,” suavely expostulated the Burgher.

Prince vied with prince, and eminent burgher with burgher, in buying books.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "freeman of a burgh," from Middle Dutch burgher or German Bürger, from Middle High German burger, from Old High German burgari "inhabitant of a fortress," from burg "fortress, citadel" (see borough). Burgh, as a native variant of borough, persists in Scottish English (cf. Edinburgh).

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