Burra



noun
Edward (John). 1905–76, British painter, noted esp for his depiction of squalid and grotesque subjects
Historical Examples

‘Murphy’ Major Gambier-Parry
Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
Middy and Ensign G. Manville Fenn
Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 401, March 1849 Various
The Bible in Spain George Borrow
Recollections of Calcutta for over Half a Century Montague Massey
Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley

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