Th' owd chap pools his watch aat an mak's sure o'th' time when they start, an' away they goa like a burd.
I vow she would fain have a burd That bids such a price for an owl.
Send out our supper by the lifeguard, called burd, as he followed his chum into the surf.
These dogs belonged to burd Isbel, and they were her special pets.
You know, observed burd sternly, although these fish out here may be dumb, they are not deaf.
burd Alling had said it was only as wide as “two hoots and a holler.”
"I didn't know Miss burd prowled about the garden in a dressing-gown," exclaimed Ingred.
“Come on, Darry,” burd drawled, taking a hint from the girls.
You call yourself the son of burd, though you are the son of another man.
Your brother and burd Alling have got back with that yacht, havent they?
poetic word for "woman, lady" in old ballads; later "young lady, maiden;" c.1200, perhaps from Old English byrde "wealthy, well-born." Or a metathesis of bryd "bride." The masculine equivalent was berne.