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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 recurred as DEA Agent Karen Palmer in Season 1 of "Lethal Weapon.
Burton was a heavy smoker from the age of just eight, and by his own admission in a December 1977 interview with Sir Ludovic Kennedy, as well as being a heavy drinker, was smoking 60 to 100 cigarettes a day.
Officers found Burton very drunk and lying on a wall.
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Fe fydd S4C hefyd yn darlledu rhaglen ddogfen Richard a Burton ar Weyl San Steffan pan fyddwn yn edrych ar fywyd y mab i l|wr o Bont-rhyd-y-fen trwy lygaid yr actor Richard Harrington.
Prunty reports that the Burton Ale is the fourth beer to be produced within the Stag Series.
Burton was unique, a superstar who was also a great actor, an intellectual who could convincingly play tough guys, equally at home in modern drama, such as Edward Albee's searing portrait of a decaying marriage in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Although this is not the first book written about Taylor and Burton, either separately or together (Taylor herself has written numerous memoirs), Furious Love is unique in that Taylor allowed Kashner and Schoenberger access to Burton's love letters to her, and the authors' purpose seems to be to justify their extravagant lifestyle and explain their relationship as one of love.
One polo player Marcello who knew Jessica tells Burton that his nickname for Jessica was "Cabrona"--"bitch" in Spanish.
Burton was sentenced last year in Los Angeles Superior Court, where he was convicted of stalking, attempted kidnapping and making terrorist threats in 2004 in the Palmdale cases.
Burton says that won't effect someone on the far side of a room.