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Burt

[burt] /bɜrt/
noun
1.
William Austin, 1792–1858, U.S. surveyor and inventor.
2.
a male given name, form of Albert, Herbert, Bertram, Burton.
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  • In 1851, this firm was dissolved and that of Thatcher, Burt & Co. formed.

  • I said, "But Uncle Burt'll find something else to do, some other way to be splendid, won't he?"

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • Uncle Burt used to complain of that writing, too, when he was home.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • I tried to remember what Uncle Burt'd do if he was caught like this, and little like me.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • Burt Brownlee was a big man, but he was not of great weight.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower

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