Burred vs Curred - What's the difference?

burred | curred |


As verbs the difference between burred and curred

is that burred is (burr) while curred is (curr).

burred

English

Verb

(head)
  • (burr)

  • burr

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) burre, perhaps from (etyl) , from (etyl).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sharp, pointy object, such as a sliver or splinter.
  • A bur; a seed pod with sharp features that stick in fur or clothing.
  • A small piece of material left on an edge after a cutting operation.
  • * Tomlinson
  • The graver, in ploughing furrows in the surface of the copper, raises corresponding ridges or burrs .
  • A thin flat piece of metal, formed from a sheet by punching; a small washer put on the end of a rivet before it is swaged down.
  • A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the grip, to prevent the hand from slipping.
  • The earlobe.
  • The knot at the bottom of an antler.
  • Synonyms
    * (kind of seed pod) sticker; bur
    Derived terms
    * deburr

    Etymology 2

    Onomatopoeia, influenced by bur.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rough humming sound.
  • A rolled "r".
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pronounce with a rolled "r".
  • To make a rough humming sound.
  • Etymology 3

    Origin uncertain.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A metal ring at the top of the hand-rest on a spear.
  • * :
  • And there kyng Arthur smote syr mordred vnder the shelde wyth a foyne of his spere thorughoute the body more than a fadom / And whan syr Mordred felte that he had hys dethes wounde / He thryst hym self wyth the myght that he had vp to the bur of kynge Arthurs spere / And right so he smote his fader Arthur wyth his swerde holden in bothe his handes

    Etymology 4

    From burl.

    curred

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (curr)

  • curr

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To coo like an owl.
  • The owlets hoot, the owlets curr . -
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