mule born of a horse and a she-ass, late 14c., from Latin burdonem.
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Dr. Burdon Sanderson is in nearly the same frame of mind about it.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
You take that, Burdon,” he said, “and use it if we are attacked.Begumbagh
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Mr. Burdon rose, and said he was embarrassed to know how to act.The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the
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.A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen