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Burra

/bʌrə/
noun
1.
Edward (John). 1905–76, British painter, noted esp for his depiction of squalid and grotesque subjects
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  • Nutt had had his lambing-pens, that year, down in the hollow where there was “burra” from the winds.

    'Murphy' Major Gambier-Parry
  • "I think we must not make for burra Wick after all," he said.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • Like a family of monkeys the natives decorated the tree, while below was burra Moti giving lusty battle to the tusker.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • “All burra sahib like durian,” said the Kling, showing his white teeth.

    Middy and Ensign G. Manville Fenn
  • "Salaam, burra Dakktar," she said, lapsing into Hindustani and bringing the visit to an end.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • burra Saib; Saib,” said the Indian; and immediately retired.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • burra judge sahib bhote bhote salaam send uppiser sah 'b—'ope not dekhe after sahib cook-maid.

  • When I was a child I was beating a burra, but my father stopped my hand, and chided me.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • It was a business with a great reputation and patronised by all the burra Memsahibs of Calcutta.

  • Yes; you have been a ‘burra Shikarree’ as well as a ‘burra Sahib.’

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley

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