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burton

Nautical a kind of light hoisting tackle

Burton

1. Sir Richard Francis. 1821--90, English explorer, Orientalist, and writer who discovered Lake Tanganyika with John Speke (1858); produced the first unabridged translation of The Thousand Nights and a Night (1885--88)
2. Richard, real name Richard Jenkins. 1925--84, Welsh stage and film actor: films include Becket (1964), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), and Equus (1977)
3. Robert, pen name Democritus Junior. 1577--1640, English clergyman, scholar, and writer, noted for his Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
4. Tim. born 1958, US film director whose work includes Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Ed Wood (1994), and Big Fish (2003)

burton

[′bərt·ən]
(mechanical engineering)
A small hoisting tackle with two blocks, usually a single block and a double block, with a hook block in the running part of the rope.
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So far as we know, Burton had two daughters, one of whom, Kate, was an actress.
Of all the Burton biographies to date, easily the best was by Melvyn Bragg, published in 1988, partly because it features excerpts from Burton's highly erudite diaries and also because Bragg went beyond yellowing newspapers cuttings - Burton always referred to the tabloids as "tomorrow's fish and chip paper" - and bothered to talk to people who actually ally knew him.
8 million and Taylor's The Only Game in Town lost $8 million--the Burtons and their films were clearly no longer the only game in Hollywood.
However, by including the public's interest in the Burtons as stars of the entertainment industry, the authors showcase the integral role entertainment media played in people's lives.
Irene Burton recalled being diagnosed with MS when no treatments were available.
For obvious reasons Burton has proved an attractive subject for biographers.
Burton was played by the talented Brian Mallon, whose resemblance to the actor would almost be enough in itself to make the evening memorable.
In deference to Seelig's argument, I leave unquestioned the appropriateness and precision of such a term as "metaphysical," particularly when applied to authors so divergent as Donne, Browne, and Burton - not to mention Sterne and Thoreau
Bill Burton is a buffalo rancher, but he didn't get into it on a cholesterol-correct marketing whim.
Grand Prize: Private Wine Dinner for Eight at Burtons Grill
Burtons Burger made from grade A ground chuck, with applewood smoked bacon, saut[R] ed mushrooms, onions, cheese and hand-cut fries
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn.