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Burleigh

[bur-lee] /ˈbɜr li/
noun
1.
1st Baron, Cecil, William.
2.
Henry Thacker
[thak-er] /ˈθæk ər/ (Show IPA),
1866–1949, U.S. singer: early collector and arranger of spirituals.
3.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “hill” and “field.”.
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  • I'm sure I should rather have wondered what could detain him at Burleigh.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Something was amiss with Burleigh, said his cronies at Gate City.

    Warrior Gap Charles King
  • Burleigh says he 'lost his nerve' when they met Red Cloud's big band.

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  • Could it be that Burleigh lingered on in hopes of their reappearance below?

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  • Major Burleigh was alone with the lovely daughter of the veteran trader.

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  • He overtook Burleigh on the boardwalk in front and went straight to the point.

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  • Burleigh listened with solemn face and with no attempt to interrupt.

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  • Major Burleigh, he added, was to meet him, whereat the girls were silent.

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  • Burleigh was evidently persona non grata in the eyes of both.

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  • Burleigh, Newhall and the two boys were mentioned as his guests.

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British Dictionary definitions for Burleigh

Burleigh

/ˈbɜːlɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Burghley
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