A person earning 10 dollars a week can see a 100% increase by getting a raise to 20 bucks a week—bur remains impoverished.
Eli's been drunk some, bur his girls are really a good deal of help.
I'll do ellythik you like in reasol, M'ria—(hic)—bur I won't come 'ome.
The fruit of red gum is a bur, midway in appearance and size between the sycamore ball and the chestnut bur.
The shearing-off of the bur is a source of great danger to the workmen.
We fall asleep to the accompaniment of the tiny piping of the little people in bur garden.
In most of its range it is associated with the bur oak from which it is not commonly separated.
Soon Grunty came upon a cluster of the three-sided nuts, clinging inside a bur that the frost had split open.
The bur oak is a rugged, ragged tree, compared with the white oak.
The largest acorn I know is the fruit of the bur oak, and it is borne in a mossy cup, indeed.
"prickly seed vessel of some plants," c.1300, burre, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish borre, Swedish hard-borre, Old Norse burst "bristle"), from PIE *bhars- (see bristle (n.)). Transferred 1610s to "rough edge on metal," which might be the source of the sense "rough sound of the letter -r-" (see burr).
"rough sound of the letter -r-" (especially that common in Northumberland), 1760, later extended to "northern accented speech" in general. Possibly the sound of the word is imitative of the speech peculiarity itself, or it was adapted from one of the senses of bur (q.v.), perhaps from the phrase to have a bur in (one's) throat (late 14c.), which was a figure of speech for "feel a choking sensation, huskiness." OED says the Scottish -r- is a lingual trill, not a true burr.
bur or burr (bûr)
A rotary cutting instrument used in dentistry for excavating decay, shaping cavity forms, and reducing tooth structure.
A drilling tool for enlarging a trephine hole in the cranium.
Variant of bur.