EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BURTHEN
Well, I suppose you are aware of this much: corn is threshed by beasts of burthen?
You cannot help feeling that they are costly to you, and they must see that you find them a burthen?
Idle Richard is a burthen to himself, and scorned by everybody.
Here tears relieved her from a part of that burthen, which was before insupportable.
This is the burthen and message of the whole passage (verses 11-18).
Nor did her gun-deck appear to me particularly roomy for her burthen.
She asked no other question, however, and left the burthen of the silence with me.
He had two vessels—one of some burthen, the other a pinnace of thirty tons.
Chilian directed the two men, who found it still quite a burthen.
But Atoacan was alone, and life soon became a burthen to him.