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give it a burl

To try something. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. Oh, you'll probably be good at it! Just give it a burl.
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give it a burl

attempt to do something. Australian & New Zealand informal
1953 T. A. G. Hungerford Riverslake Well you want to give it a burl—you want to come?
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Karelian birch burl requires slow, careful drying to avoid tension checking and warping.
Burl said that he had no relevant conflicts to disclose.
Meanwhile, all eyes are focused on a 150-year-old Mississippi courtroom - to see the tobacco industry fighting for its life over the death of barber Burl.
with headquarters near Mendocino, CA, san typical uses for redwood burl include inlay and marquetry.
If you understand the finish techniques and get a handle on them, you can get some truly beautiful effects out of redwood and redwood burl.
Dr Burl said: "I always assumed the builders of Stonehenge were Britons, but now I believe otherwise.
Mappa burl, from the European poplar trees (Populus nigra to be exact), has grown more and more popular as a dashboard veneer, according to Ben Cliff, an owner of Renaissance Specialty Veneer Products (RSVP) in Columbus, IN.
Respected for his integrity and dedication, Burl has already served Freedom's Board in many key positions over the last five years, and I am confident that he will be an outstanding CEO.
The burl from myrtle trees comes from a root that forms on the stump of the tree.
While these attributes have made the redwood a national treasure, it is the vavona burl that catches the woodworker's eye.
When in the burl form, narra's wood is usually referred to as amboyna burl - that name coming from Amboyna Island, another place the trees can be found.
One of the more recognizable patterns from Populus nigra is mappa burl, a highly figured burl.
on Tuesday dismissed the charges against Burl and Judy Looney after prosecutors said they were unable to proceed with the case.
Whoever first sliced a burl to discover the wondrous wood contained inside could easily have been the first to coin the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover.
Burl Looney, 56, and Judy Looney, 54, of Palmdale are charged with forgery, attempted elder fiduciary abuse and attempted grand theft against Joseph Wickers, who died last month at a Littlerock board-and-care home.