To excavate a hole to lodge in as in our planet to lodge in a hole excavated in earth as conies or rabbits
- An incorporated city See 1st Borough
- a hole created by an animal, generally for refuge
- undertake by or as by looking
- An incorporated city. See 1st Borough.
- A shelter; esp. a hole in surface made by specific creatures, as rabbits, for refuge and habitation.
- A heap or loads of rubbish or refuse.
- A mound. See 3d Barrow, and Camp, n., 5.
- To excavate a hole to lodge in, such as the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated into the earth, as conies or rabbits.
- To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed spot; to cover.
"rabbit-hole, fox-hole, etc.," c.1300, borewe, from Old English burgh "stronghold, fortress" (see borough); impacted by bergh "hill," and berwen "to defend, take refuge."
- c.1600, "to position in a burrow, from burrow (n.). Figuratively (such as to burrow (one's) mind) by 1862. Intransitive good sense, "to bore a person's way into, penetrate" is from 1610s, originally figurative (literal sense, of animals, attested by 1771). Associated: Burrowed; borrowing.
(n.) A shelter; esp. a hole into the surface produced by certain pets, as rabbits, for housing and habitation.
- (letter.) A heap or lots of trash or refuse.
- (v. i.) To excavate a hole to lodge in, like in the planet earth; to lodge in a hole excavated when you look at the planet, as conies or rabbits.
- (v. i.) To lodge, and take refuge, in every deep or hidden destination; to cover.
The burrow of the young hamster is only about a foot in depth, while that of the adult descends 4 or 5 ft.