a wooden panel, located a short distance from and parallel to the bullring wall, behind which a bullfighter can seek protection from a bull.
burlesque (def 3).
having burls that produce a distorted grain: burled lumber. a small knot or lump in wool, thread, or cloth. a dome-shaped growth on the trunk of a tree; a wartlike structure sometimes 2 feet (0.6 meters) across and 1 foot (0.3 meters) or more in height, sliced to make veneer. to remove burls from (cloth) […]
1st Baron, Cecil, William. Henry Thacker [thak-er] /ˈθæk ər/ (Show IPA), 1866–1949, U.S. singer: early collector and arranger of spirituals. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “hill” and “field.”. Historical Examples Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3 Henry Hallam Lucile Triumphant Elizabeth M. Duffield Warrior Gap Charles King Lucile Triumphant […]
an artistic composition, especially literary or dramatic, that, for the sake of laughter, vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity. any ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature. Also, burlesk. a humorous and provocative stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus. involving ludicrous or […]