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In a house or two lights began to wink; the scent of wood smoke reached him, the distant chimes of bells, the burring of a stream.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
The wind twanged the rigging to a burring drone that rose to a shriek in the shuddering gusts.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
If it is locked by burring over the edge of the bolt, do not use a heavy hammer and try to spread the whole head of the bolt.
THE AEROPLANE SPEAKSH. BARBER
There was a burring little stir, and some of the audience got up and edged down closer to the front.
BACK HOMEIRVIN S. COBB
We made a sally and levelled a few of the burring brutes before the town guard came up and spoiled the fun.
THE HOUSE OF WALDERNEA. D. CRAKE
The shepherd was gravely sincere and he knew that Lad would understand his burring words.
LAD: A DOGALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
One chance was left, and Barry took it,—the "burring" of the gears in lieu of a brake.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
Only the children hastening from school nodded to him as he passed them, nor hushed the loud clatter of their burring tongues.
LIFE AT HIGH TIDEVARIOUS
Pains are taken to clean the wool even before removal from the pelt, by the liberal use of water and the "burring machine."
ANIMAL PROTEINSHUGH GARNER BENNETT
Sometimes he seems entirely Canadian; at other moments the complete Scot with every R burring like a cockchafer on a window-pane.
THE DISTURBING CHARMBERTA RUCK

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