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Burleigh

[bur-lee]
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noun
  1. 1st Baron. Cecil, William.
  2. Henry Thack·er [thak-er] /ˈθæk ər/, 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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Examples from the Web for burleigh

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Warrior Gap

    Charles King

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

    Warrior Gap

    Charles King

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

    Warrior Gap

    Charles King


British Dictionary definitions for burleigh

Burleigh

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Burghley
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