[ burld ]

  1. having burls that produce a distorted grain: burled lumber.

Origin of burled

First recorded in 1920–25; burl + -ed3

Words Nearby burled

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How to use burled in a sentence

  • 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
  • A spurt of smoke entered at one of the holes, and a bullet burled itself in the opposite wall.

    The Forest Runners | Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Every few years, as one might say, the Auld Licht kirk gave way and burled its minister.

    Auld Licht Idylls | J. M. Barrie
  • 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