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[bur-lee] /ˈbɜr li/
1st Baron, Cecil, William.
Henry Thacker
[thak-er] /ˈθæk ər/ (Show IPA),
1866–1949, U.S. singer: early collector and arranger of spirituals.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “hill” and “field.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Burleigh used to complain of the harshness with which the queen treated him.

  • And she said that Mr. and Mrs. Wescott were going to visit Burleigh very soon.

    Lucile Triumphant Elizabeth M. Duffield
  • He wrote Burleigh a note, and the doctor forbade his patient's reading anything.

    Warrior Gap Charles King
  • “I feel as if I must be home in Burleigh, dreaming all this,” said Jessie.

    Lucile Triumphant Elizabeth M. Duffield
  • Ralegh separately petitioned Burleigh for cannon for Portland and Weymouth.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • He must have had some connection with the Cecils, for a letter of 1574 is extant from him to Burleigh.

  • And Mr. Burleigh was charmed that she had the wit to answer so skilfully.

  • That old rip Burleigh is utterly upset by some letter he's got.

    A Wounded Name Charles King
  • Then he goes on to ask Lord Burleigh to pray the queen to be the baby's godmother.

  • He had spoken no word of Burleigh, except in answer to direct question.

    A Wounded Name Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for Burleigh


a variant spelling of Burghley
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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