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burl1 US English

A slub or lump in wool or cloth

burl2 US English

An attempt

Ives, Burl US English

(1909–95) US folk singer and actor; born Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives. His Broadway role of Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955–56) was repeated in the 1958 movie version. Other notable movies: East of Eden (1955) and Desire Under the Elms (1958)