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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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The OLR had asked the justices to publicly reprimand Burton, which would not bar her from practicing but would make any decision issued in her disciplinary case public.
The play catapulted Burton from a third-string tight end who only lined up on a quarter of his teams offensive snaps to a consistent starter this season for the Chicago Bears, with whom he signed a four-year, $32 million contract last March.
In the Bears first six games, Burton caught 24 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns, including a score in three straight games.
The away end still had empty seats when the Burton players ran out for this historic game for the club.
Burton Pools & Spas is proud to provide custom inground pools, hot tubs, and looks forward to helping more homeowners create a backyard living environment in Western Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southwest Missouri.
Sure enough, the 20th century would turn Burton's reception upside down.
Burton's offside trap had worked well until a through ball from captain Conor Coady sprung it.
Prior to Morgan's confirmation, there were already (http://www.ibtimes.com/lethal-weapons-hilarie-burton-walking-deads-jeffrey-dean-morgan-expecting-second-2591223) reports claiming that he and Burton are expecting.
was founded by Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings in the UK in 2011 and began selling fashion watches under the Olivia Burton brand in 2012, adding jewelry in 2016.
Weinstock provides a foundation and orientation for the volume with his introduction "Mainstream Outsider: Burton Adapts Burton," where he draws upon the figure of Frankenstein's monster, adapted by Burton in a number of films, particularly in the live action short and stop-motion animated feature length versions of Frankenweenie (1984 and 2012).
Burton wrote his name into the Harrap's New Shorter French and English Dictionary and dated it 1977, which was seven years before his death in Celigny, Switzerland.
As Burton got up he also kicked out towards the pensioner although due to his drunken state it barely connected.