: having a distorted grain due to burls

Examples of burled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jason Mackey, brother to the late mushing icon Lance Mackey, was the last musher to cross under Nome’s burled arch Friday, bringing an end to this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Mar. 2023 The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s four fastest finishers had crossed beneath the burled arch in Nome by Tuesday night, and plenty more were incoming. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Mar. 2022 It’s entered from a hall also lined with burled wood, built to hide the door in its paneling. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2021 From Chlöe Bailey in her sculpted AREA couture gown to SZA in her pink, burled wood grain Vivienne Westwood gown and signature wink. Essence, 5 May 2022 After the teams passed under the burled arch, race officials checked for mandatory gear in the mushers’ sleds and dogs gnawed at congratulatory snacks — chicken breasts or frozen hunks of meat. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Mar. 2022 The winner is expected under the burled arch finish line early next week. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Mar. 2022 Backsplashes are dark burled wood; cabinets are black lacquer, and the island is solid black marble with white veins. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021 That means dog teams won’t see the burled arch on Nome’s Front Street, where every other race has finished. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of burled was in 1924

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“Burled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burled. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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