Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


There was no sound save the burring of some night insect over his head.

To secure the end of a bolt by burring the point with a hammer.

An old word to express the burring which forms on vessels' bottoms, when foul.

She did not follow his words, only the burring resoluteness of them.

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.

Above the incessant roar and burring din they called gaily to each other, gossiping, chatting, telling stories.

The wind twanged the rigging to a burring drone that rose to a shriek in the shuddering gusts.

More and more rifles joined in, and presently the burring tap-tap-tap of a Maxim.

His hand leaped out—and waited—and his eye sought Achilles—and gathered itself, and he lifted the dark, burring Thing to his ear.

In lieu of a local band a gramophone was giving a performance with rather scratchy records and a vast amount of burring.