adjective Scot. and North England.
Examples from the Web for birken
He turned again to Birken, who still retreated toward the ship.
Birken showed no more change of expression than if the other had commented on the weather.
Would Birken listen if he tried reasoning, he asked himself.
He gestured silently, and the constable trotted across the intervening ground to bend over Birken.
Seeing that no one ran after him, Birken slowed his pace, but kept walking toward the ship.