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mule born of a horse and a she-ass, late 14c., from Latin burdonem.

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Historical Examples

  • Dr. Burdon Sanderson is in nearly the same frame of mind about it.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II

    Charles Darwin

  • You take that, Burdon,” he said, “and use it if we are attacked.


    George Manville Fenn

  • Mr. Burdon rose, and said he was embarrassed to know how to act.

  • Forssen, a new man, will go in at quarter, while the halves will be Chase and Burdon.

  • After Mrs. Burdon's little flurry of hospitality was over, Anson found time to tell briefly the history of the child.