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Tom himself was burly, ruddy, broad, and rather above middle size.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
This hurly-burly,” said he, drawing her into a quiet eddy of the stream, “is no place for the communion of two twin souls.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Out of a dark porch, ten paces along Bond Street, appeared a burly figure to fall into step a few yards behind Gray.
DOPESAX ROHMER
A man, burly and broad-shouldered, who had the air of a professional bully, walked by himself ahead.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
A burly warrior scooped up coals on a piece of bark and with a fiendish grin leaped through the smoke.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
As for the battle array, one wing consisted of the twenty ships belonging to Bui the Burly and his brother Sigurd.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
In marked contrast to this burly, rough man was the refined New England woman, a professor in one of our leading girls' colleges.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
A hearty roar of laughter burst from the doorway as the Factor's burly figure blocked the aperture.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
The merchants were packing up their goods; housewives were secreting their silver; everywhere there was a hurly-burly.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
And forthwith were summoned the two burly officials whose unpopular duty it was to administer castigation.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HURLY-BURLY

  • babel
  • bedlam
  • brouhaha
  • clamor
  • confusion
  • din
  • disturbance
  • fuss
  • hassle
  • hell broke loose
  • hue and cry
  • hullabaloo
  • hurly-burly
  • jangle
  • noise
  • pandemonium
  • racket
  • riot
  • rowdydow
  • ruckus
  • ruction
  • rumpus
  • to-do
  • tumult
  • turmoil
  • uproar
  • whirl
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