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Edward (John). 1905–76, British painter, noted esp for his depiction of squalid and grotesque subjects
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  • "I think we must not make for burra Wick after all," he said.

    Viking Boys

    Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • “All burra sahib like durian,” said the Kling, showing his white teeth.

    Middy and Ensign G. Manville Fenn
  • burra Saib; Saib,” said the Indian; and immediately retired.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Nutt had had his lambing-pens, that year, down in the hollow where there was “burra” from the winds.

    'Murphy' Major Gambier-Parry
  • The burra burra mine however is not the only one of importance.

  • This boat, and all memory of it, seems quite to have vanished from burra.

    The Testimony of Tradition David MacRitchie
  • When I was a child I was beating a burra, but my father stopped my hand, and chided me.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • I quickened the pace of the burra, and was soon close at its side.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • Yes; you have been a ‘burra Shikarree’ as well as a ‘burra Sahib.’

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • This burra' goes into the "earth" below, and there's badgers in it.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland

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