Burroughs

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Bur·​roughs | \ ˈbər-(ˌ)ōz How to pronounce Burroughs (audio) , ˈbə-(ˌ)rōz \

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Edgar Rice 1875–1950 American writer

Burroughs

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John 1837–1921 American naturalist

Burroughs

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William Seward 1914–1997 American writer

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“Burroughs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Burroughs. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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