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bur

 [ber]
a form of drill used for creating openings in bone or similar hard material. Also spelled burr.
Bur. From Dorland's, 2000.

bur

(ber), This spelling is preferred to burr.
1. A rotary cutting instrument.
2. In ophthalmology, a device used to remove rust rings embedded in the cornea.
Synonym(s): burr

burr

A drill bit used to cut hard tissues (e.g., enamel, bone) in dentistry or orthopaedics.

burr

A drill bit used to cut hard tissues–enamel, bone in dentistry or orthopaedics

bur

(bŭr)
A rotary cutting instrument, used in dentistry, consisting of a small metal shaft and a head designed in various shapes; used at various rotational velocities to excavate decay, shape cavity forms, and reduce tooth structure.
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A district court in 1977 claimed the state secrets privilege "can be traced as far back as Aaron Burr's trial in 1807." (56) In 1989, the District of Columbia Circuit reported that although "the exact origins" of the state secrets privilege "are not certain," the privilege in the United States "has its initial roots in Aaron Burr's trial for treason." (57)
His staunchest opponent was Aaron Burr. Hamilton had supported Jefferson over Burr in the presidential election of 1800, then openly opposed Burr's candidacy for the governorship of New York.
Aaron Burr Hall at Princeton University was not an architectural favorite of campus constituents or of stakeholders beyond campus borders, but the building--recently used mostly for small breakout classes and office space for the anthropology department--did have a significant past: It was most likely one of the first laboratory buildings erected on a campus in the United States, and it was designed by the first classically trained architect in the country, Richard Morris Hunt.
He was killed in 1804 in a duel with Aaron Burr, who was vice president at the time.
Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg (New York: Viking, 2007).
12 Which other leading US politician was killed in a famous duel by then vice-president Aaron Burr in 1804?
Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr Nancy Isenberg Penguin Audio 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014 9780143142287, $39.95 www.penguin.com
But, writes University of Tulsa historian Nancy Isenberg, "everything we think we know about Aaron Burr is untrue."
The central character is Aaron Burr, a man who, it is well-known to anyone reasonably well-read in American history, hated George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and their adherents.
(10) Professor Wood presents essays on George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Paine, and Aaron Burr, accompanied by an introduction and an epilogue.
Dignity, manliness, and wisdom called for self-control and coolness of temper." But Wood's grasp of history can be quite slippery: in the election of 1800, the tie in the Electoral College was not, as Wood says, between Jefferson and his Federalist opponent John Adams, but between Jefferson and his own running mate, Aaron Burr; and if "L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace" was "the cry of yesterday's avant-garde," as Wood says, it's because they were quoting Frederick the Great.
Aaron Burr came from a prominent family of clerics and scholars, but he always had a wild streak.