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Burrow vs. Borough

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Burrownoun

A tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature.

Boroughnoun

(obsolete) A fortified town.

Burrownoun

(mining) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.

Boroughnoun

(rare) A town or city.

Burrownoun

obsolete form of barrowA mound.

Boroughnoun

A town having a municipal corporation and certain traditional rights.

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Burrownoun

obsolete form of boroughAn incorporated town.

Boroughnoun

An administrative district in some cities, e.g., London.

Burrowverb

(intransitive) To dig a tunnel or hole.

Boroughnoun

An administrative unit of a city which, under most circumstances according to state or national law, would be considered a larger or more powerful entity; most commonly used in American English to define the five counties that make up New York City.

Burrownoun

An incorporated town. See 1st Borough.

Boroughnoun

Other similar administrative units in cities and states in various parts of the world.

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Burrownoun

A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.

Boroughnoun

A district in Alaska having powers similar to a county.

Burrownoun

A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.

Boroughnoun

An association of men who gave pledges or sureties to the king for the good behaviour of each other.

Burrownoun

A mound. See 3d Barrow, and Camp, n., 5.

Boroughnoun

The pledge or surety thus given.

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Burrowverb

To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.

Boroughnoun

In England, an incorporated town that is not a city; also, a town that sends members to parliament; in Scotland, a body corporate, consisting of the inhabitants of a certain district, erected by the sovereign, with a certain jurisdiction; in America, an incorporated town or village, as in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Burrowverb

To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide.

‘Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another.’;

Boroughnoun

The collective body of citizens or inhabitants of a borough; as, the borough voted to lay a tax.

Burrownoun

a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter

Boroughnoun

An association of men who gave pledges or sureties to the king for the good behavior of each other.

Burrowverb

move through by or as by digging;

‘burrow through the forest’;

Boroughnoun

one of the administrative divisions of a large city

Burrownoun

a hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, especially a rabbit, as a dwelling.

Boroughnoun

an English town that forms the constituency of a member of Parliament

Burrowverb

(of an animal) make a hole or tunnel, typically for use as a dwelling

‘moles burrowing away underground’;

Borough

A borough is an administrative division in various English-speaking countries. In principle, the term borough designates a self-governing walled town, although in practice, official use of the term varies widely.

Burrowverb

dig into or through something solid

‘worms that burrow through dead wood’;

Burrowverb

hide underneath or press close to something

‘the child burrowed deeper into the bed’;

Burrowverb

make a thorough inquiry; investigate

‘journalists are burrowing into the prime minister's business affairs’;

Burrow

A burrow is a hole or tunnel excavated into the ground by an animal to construct a space suitable for habitation or temporary refuge, or as a byproduct of locomotion. Burrows provide a form of shelter against predation and exposure to the elements and can be found in nearly every biome and among various biological interactions.

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