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bur

or

burr,

popular name for fruits that have barbed, pointed, or rough outgrowths. By clinging to the fur or hair of animals and the clothing of man they are transported from the parent plant, often great distances. Some common burs include those of the chestnut, burdock, bur marigold, and cocklebur. Burs are particularly obnoxious to sheep growers because of the difficulty of removing them from wool.

Bur

 

also Pur, a river in the Yakut ASSR, left-bank tributary of the Olenek River. Its length is 501 km, and its basin area is 13, 900 sq km. The Bur flows through the North Siberian Lowland and is fed by snow. The largest tributaries are the Ary-Ongorbut and the Kyra-Khos-Teriuttiakh.

burr

1, bur
1. a washer fitting around the end of a rivet
2. a blank punched out of sheet metal

burr

2, buhr, bur
1. short for buhrstone
2. a mass of hard siliceous rock surrounded by softer rock
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Having grown up five miles from the national champion bur oak, this land is part of my being.
The bur oak is still holding onto most of its leaves, but all the acorns have fallen.
But this ancient bur oak has seen hundreds of autumns and annually responds the same way--with a crop of acorns that promises a return to majesty.
A bur oak can be magnificent on new home sites with plenty of growing room.
Remember that virtually all the bur oak's feeding roots lie within the top 4 to 6 inches of soil--exactly the same area occupied by turfgrass roots.
In its natural setting the bur oak is valued by wildlife, which seem to prefer acorns from the white oak group, to which it belongs, as did Native Americans and early settlers.
He said it was evidenced by the fact that BURS had consistently met the revenue targets that government had set for it annually.
He further highlighted that aside from the success in other tax administration reforms and appreciable revenue collection outcome, BURS was still faced with challenges to build internal capacity to tackle the ever changing tax administration landscape.
It is for this reason that BURS recently embarked on an extensive review of the GTP.