from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Burton, Richard Originally Richard Jenkins. 1925-1984. Welsh-born actor. Highly regarded for his dramatic range on stage and screen, he was also known for his tempestuous lifestyle.
- Burton, Sir Richard Francis 1821-1890. British explorer and Orientalist. Disguised as a Pathan, he journeyed (1853) to the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina and in 1858 tried unsuccessfully to discover the source of the Nile River. His best-known work is a translation of The Arabian Nights (1885-1888), which was considered scandalous at the time.
- Burton, Robert 1577-1640. English cleric and writer known chiefly for his Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), a treatise on the causes, symptoms, and cure of melancholy that ranges far afield in its lively depiction of everyday life.
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- proper n. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in any of several places with that name.
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McBride and Ismail said they and the African National Congress would reserve their rights concerning what they called Burton's inflammatory attack on them.
Tony Burton is a .... well most of you know who I am!
But Jake Burton won't say who and insists, "Everybody knows that Burton is not for sale."
Burton is one of six moms doing community outreach work for for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition whose subsidized jobs will disappear on Sept. 30, said campaign co-director Karl Kramer.
Burton is the person in charge of the new Disney film, “Alice in Wonderland” due for release next year.
Amster-Burton is capable of falling on the wrong side of the smart aleck line.
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