An exclamation of surprise, irritation, frustration, etc A euphemism for goddamn: Well, dad burn it, come on (1829+)
But Smithys lost all his cloes thats fit to wear, dad burn it!
dad burn my looks, then, if I don't keep these and wear 'em!
Why, dad burn his sneakin' little soul, I could crunch him with one hand.
dad burn you, Victor Brouillard, you're a man—ever' single mill-run of you!
But—but—Why, dad burn it, sir, you said it was perfectly agreeable to you to have me charter the Tillicum to them!