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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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Add to that the actor's "mask" - the sculpted, pock-marked face with wide-set hypnotic yes - and perhaps you can explain why women seemingly found Burton irresistible.
So far as we know, Burton had two daughters, one of whom, Kate, was an actress.
This phenomenon marked a new trend, and the authors present their surprise well, as the Burtons, who spent much of their time in Europe or on the waters just beyond the continent on the Kalizma, the $192,000 yacht Burton purchased for Taylor, were shocked to find that their big-budget films were a part of the past.
Irene Burton recalled being diagnosed with MS when no treatments were available.
A tent is a transient dwelling, but in Mortlake the stone tent where Burton lies squats in stubborn permanence, as though only in such a paradoxical sepulcher could his tenacious wife keep him in one place.
Burton was played by the talented Brian Mallon, whose resemblance to the actor would almost be enough in itself to make the evening memorable.
One might note that Seelig here downplays distinctions between verse and prose forms, just as her pairing of Sterne with Burton downplays distinctions between fiction and non-fiction.
Burton, his wife, Kathy, and son Buck hold state grazing rights to around 24,000 acres - a broad swath of scenery-rich territory that includes 3,000-foot mountains, prime salmon streams, oceanfront cliffs, fossil-laden beaches and lupine-rich meadows.
One winner and seven guests will enjoy an extraordinary four-course dinner paired with complementary wine accompanying each course, prepared by Burtons Grill Executive Chef Denise Baron.
About Burton | In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since.
To design the uniform for the 2014 Sochi Games, Burton once again turned to America's heritage for inspiration.
In addition to the new store in DC, Burton also opened a pop-up shop in northern New Jersey in partnership with local retailer Mount Everest, a proud supporter of local snow culture.