burled

[ burld ]
/ bɜrld /

adjective

having burls that produce a distorted grain: burled lumber.

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Origin of burled

First recorded in 1920–25; burl + -ed3
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Example sentences from the Web for burled

  • There is nothing that has a more vulgar look than an overdone imitation of burled walnut.

    Graining and Marbling|Frederick Maire
  • Not so with burled walnut or root walnut of either the European or the American varieties.

    Graining and Marbling|Frederick Maire
  • Every few years, as one might say, the Auld Licht kirk gave way and burled its minister.

    Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
  • I could not rest in my grave, though they burled me fathoms deep, if you ever called another—wife!

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy|Laura Jean Libbey