Then his stomach turned cold and his tongue grew thick and burred.
He winked them indignantly, strove to clear his burred throat.
It might be a human voice, though there was a burred and thickened quality to it almost like a burros bray.
Use a small, light hammer, and gently tap round the edge of the bolt until it is burred over.
They were rough-looking men, and they spoke in the burred Saxon-English of Warwickshire five hundred years ago.
Either way will prevent splintering or a ragged or "burred" edge, where the bit leaves the wood.
There was a deep note of loving them in his voice, rough and burred though it was, as Potch spoke to the goats.
"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.