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noun[mass noun] Scottish
The seasonal burning of heather and other vegetation on a moor to make way for new growth.
- Leyden's taste for reading, once kindled, spread like the moorburn on his native heaths, first over the books in his father's possession, and then to the shelves of the neighbours.
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