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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Burrow \Bur"row\, noun [See 1st {Borough}.]

1. An incorporated town. See 1st {Borough}.

2. A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.

3. (Mining) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.

4. A mound. See 3d {Barrow}, and {Camp}, noun, 5.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Burrow \Bur"row\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Burrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burrowing}.]

1. To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.

2. To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide.

Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another. --Burke.

{Burrowing owl} (Zool.), a small owl of the western part of North America ({Speotyto cunicularia}), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), noun [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. {Campaign}, {Champ}, noun]

1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. --Shak.

2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.

Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston. --W. Irving.

3. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.

4. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.

The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight. --Macaulay.

5. (Agric.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also {burrow} and {pie}. [Prov. Eng.]

6. [Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See {champion}.] An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England. --Halliwell.

{Camp bedstead}, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation.

{camp ceiling} (Arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the plane surface of the upper ceiling.

{Camp chair}, a light chair that can be folded up compactly for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made of strips or pieces of carpet.

{Camp fever}, typhus fever.

{Camp follower}, a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc.

{Camp meeting}, a religious gathering for open-air preaching, held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It usually last for several days, during which those present lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages.

{Camp stool}, the same as {camp chair}, except that the stool has no back.

{Flying camp} (Mil.), a camp or body of troops formed for rapid motion from one place to another. --Farrow.

{To pitch (a) camp}, to set up the tents or huts of a camp.

{To strike camp}, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

burrow

noun

1: a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter [syn: {burrow}, {tunnel}]

verb

1: move through by or as by digging; "burrow through the forest" [syn: {burrow}, {tunnel}]


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