Buro vs Burl - What's the difference?

buro | burl |


As nouns the difference between buro and burl

is that buro is office while burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner.

As a verb burl is

to remove the knots in cloth.

buro

English

Alternative forms

* bureau

Noun

(en noun)
  • an office
  • * {{quote-web, date=1998-05-13
  • , year= , first= , last= , author= , authorlink= , title=More than 9000 Basotho Gold Miners Retrenched , site=ANC Dailey News Briefing citation , archiveorg=2012-09-14 , accessdate= , passage=… an employment buro' said on Tuesday. The retrenchments took place between November last year and March 1998, the Employment ' Buro of Africa's regional manager, Chris Hechter said. }}
  • * {{quote-web, date=2008-02-19
  • , year= , first= , last= , author=Alejandro López de Haro, Jr. , authorlink= , title=Fidel Castro Steps Down , site=Ground Report citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2012-09-14 , passage=… a member of both the council of ministers and the Cuban Communist Party's political buro . }}
  • a desk, usually with a cover and compartments for storing papers etc. located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1902
  • , year_published=1998 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Bill Arp , title=From the Uncivil War to Date , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=Univ. of North Carolina , isbn= , page= , passage=Mrs. Arp opens her school and stands 'em up by the buro to say their lessons. }}
  • (US) a for clothes
  • * {{quote-book, year=1885
  • , year_published=2005 , edition=Online , editor= , author=Marietta Holley , title=Sweet Cicely , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=And I went up into the spare chamber, and sort o' fixed Philury's things to the best advantage; for I knew the neighbors would be in to look at 'em. And I was a standin' there as calm and happy as the buro or table, ... }}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=
  • , year=1998 , month=May , first= , last= , author=Phil D. Zimmerman , coauthors= , title=The Stratford, Connecticut, bureau table: A re-examination , volume=153 , issue=5 , page=740 , magazine=Antiques , publisher= , issn= , url= , passage=One can only speculate about the appearance of the "New-fashion buro " advertised for sale in the Boaton Gazette of May 1, 1750. }}

    burl

    English

    Alternative forms

    * burr (UK)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner.
  • Wood of a mottled veneer, usually cut from such a growth.
  • A knot or lump in thread or cloth.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To remove the knots in cloth.
  • Anagrams

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