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burrowing

(bŭr′ō-ĭng)
The formation of a subcutaneous tunnel made by a parasite or of a fistula or sinus containing pus.
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Fanny brought out her "rags" and was astonished to see how many she had, for chair, sofa, bed, and bureau were covered, and still Maud, who was burrowing in the closets, kept crying, "Here 's another.
groaned Dolly, burrowing among the bedclothes with the long-handled pan, as if bent on fishing up that treacherous disease.
Her brother was burrowing for frozen pay-streaks in that far country, and so she constituted herself an authority on the subject.
The eyes of moles and of some burrowing rodents are rudimentary in size, and in some cases are quite covered up by skin and fur.
When shall I find strength to hear thee burrowing, and no longer tremble?
Have you got a glimpse of any thing bigger than a burrowing barker?
There - with mechanics working at their trades, and people leaning from their doors and windows, and boys flying kites and playing marbles, and men smoking, and women talking, and children crawling, and pigs burrowing, and unaccustomed horses plunging and rearing, close to the very rails - there - on, on, on - tears the mad dragon of an engine with its train of cars; scattering in all directions a shower of burning sparks from its wood fire; screeching, hissing, yelling, panting; until at last the thirsty monster stops beneath a covered way to drink, the people cluster round, and you have time to breathe again.
Quilp's Wharf,' in which were a little wooden counting-house burrowing all awry in the dust as if it had fallen from the clouds and ploughed into the ground; a few fragments of rusty anchors; several large iron rings; some piles of rotten wood; and two or three heaps of old sheet copper, crumpled, cracked, and battered.
Burrowing for nonreproductive reasons may explain spawning rates in this study that were lower than reported for some summer burrow observations (Gonul 1995, McClain et al.
London, July 14 (ANI): The discovery of three fossil burrows in south-eastern Australia has suggested that small dinosaurs living in polar areas survived the lean months when little food was available by burrowing during the winter.
This characteristic depends on the volume of burrowing material available.
Damming, burrowing, and other geomorphological activities of beavers in drainage canals were investigated also in various other areas, scaterred throughout the country.