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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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Burton, 35 of Spruce Drive, Netherton, admitted the burglary and was sentenced to 40 months for that offence with the suspended sentence of 12 months activated - making it 52 months in all.
About Burton | In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since.
SIMPLY cut out the voucher (left) and take it to your nearest Burton store.
lt;BThe French dictionary Richard Burton used and signed, right, while living in Switzerland
Sally Burton, who now lives in Australia, is hoping to be at the inaugural lecture but has been hit by a backlog of flights caused by the volcanic ash flights ban.
15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for winter, Burton Snowboards is pleased to officially announce the opening of two new East Coast partner stores: the first is in the DC metro area and the second is a pop-up Burton partner store in northern New Jersey.
At almost every turn, and especially as the habit of bitterness became established in him, Burton sought to provoke, embarrass, and outrage.
When he was elected in 1993, Bishop Burton, then 34, was the youngest bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion and the youngest Canadian bishop in the 20th century.
This forms part of a unique initiative in which Burton Menswear will be selling a selection of key Premiership and Nationwide club-branded clothing.
Dressed in a black suit, black-and-white striped socks, and windshield-size black sunglasses--his hair a nest of gravity-defying tendrils--Tim Burton looks as if he had been sewn together by a very chic Dr.
Burton at 90--ornery and articulate, with shiny blue eyes and dykey-cute short grey hair--is the subject of Lucy Winer's documentary Golden Threads, set to air on PBS in June.
post-Renaissance writers considered or made use of Browne, Donne, or Burton is the question of whether they adopted the same rhetorical strategies, the same mode, the same method; it is the similarity of conception - the nature of the persona or voice, the nature of the quest, the nature of the inquiry - and of the structure that emerges to which I have tried to turn attention" (155-56).