She tried the direct, how-do-you-do handshake approach, but was blocked by a burly aide-de-camp.
Improbably, the only disguise used by this tall, burly imposing man was to wear worker's overalls.
Based on his sock puppet, I expected him to be a burly bearded giant clad in plaid—basically, a Canadian Paul Bunyan.
Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi, is a burly, straight-talking, warm, and genial fellow.
Later, a burly older man comes in, and Harlo squeals and hugs him.
burly troopers, grimed with powder and half drunk, lolled everywhere about its doors.
Some big, burly, brainless cur of a fellow was always ahead of me.
Arriving there, a burly footman told him that His Lordship was not at home.
No burly drayman or big butts of beer, were wanted for apologies.
The four burly men sat down upon the chests, Von Blitz alone being visible to the watchers.
c.1300, perhaps from Old English burlic "noble, stately," literally "bowerly," fit to frequent a lady's apartment (see bower). Sense descended through "stout," and "sturdy" by 15c. to "heavily built." Another theory connects the Old English word to Old High German burlih "lofty, exalted," related to burjan "to raise, lift."
Burlesque: even when Buttons was in burly
Very difficult; tricky; dangerous: Check out his burly disaster slide (1990s+ Snowboarders & skateboarders)