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[n] soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
[n] a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
[n] the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
[v] remove the burls from cloth

Synonyms

knot, slub

Misc. Definitions

\Burl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burling}.] [OE. burle stuffing, or a knot in cloth; cf. F. bourlet, bourrelet, OF. bourel, a wreath or a roll of cloth, linen, or leather, stuffed with flocks, etc., dim. of bourre. [root]9
2. See {Bur}.] To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth. {Burling iron}, a peculiar kind of nippers or tweezers used in burling woolen cloth.
\Burl\, n.
1. A knot or lump in thread or cloth.
2. An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; also, veneer made from such excrescences.

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