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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The state of being stout and sturdy.

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  • Most irritating in those last two instances, the extra bits tend to overshadow fine contributions from outsiders, including Cheb Mami's lovely chanting on 'Rose' and James...
  • While the old car was a beastly brute, the new 2010 brings a new sense of burliness to the pony car wars.
  • The mortadella, with its combination of burliness and creaminess, was a meaty addition to the earthy, bready crust.
  • He was a big-limbed, deliberate man, whose quiet burliness lent to an ample silk-faced frock-coat a superfine dignity. for more
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