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burrow
 n.  tunnel; hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; dig; move through by or as by digging
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  To be sure, she still jumped at the sound of explosions but she did not run screaming to burrow her head under Melanie's pillow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
2  She was as hunted as a fox, running with a bursting heart, trying to reach a burrow before the hounds caught up.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  Pitty scrambled into her bedroom like a rabbit panting for its burrow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  Somewhere there, on that desolate plain, was lurking this fiendish man, hiding in a burrow like a wild beast, his heart full of malignancy against the whole race which had cast him out.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
5  This must be the burrow where the stranger lurked.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
6  A door suddenly flew open out of what appeared to be solid wall at the end of the corridor, and a little, wizened man darted out of it, like a rabbit out of its burrow.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
7  A mole throwing up its mound at the end of its burrow and making its way out at last with the long-nailed paws which looked so like elfish hands, had absorbed him one whole morning.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  This diabolical agent had the Divine permission, for a season, to burrow into the clergyman's intimacy, and plot against his soul.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
9  Foul with mire, with a bristling beard, and hung with matted hair, it might well have belonged to one of those old savages who dwelt in the burrows on the hillsides.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
10  In my excitement I fancied that they would receive my invasion of their burrows as a declaration of war.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
11  Thousands of lovely things grow on it and there are thousands of little creatures all busy building nests and making holes and burrows and chippering or singing or squeaking to each other.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
12  He made sure of his back burrows, as huntsmen say; he hastily despatched one of his agents, by a roundabout way, to guard that issue.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
13  She burrowed her head in the pillow and cried and kicked her feet at the tufted counterpane.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
14  Scarlett burrowed her head in the dusty upholstery and screamed again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  She burrowed her head back into Melanie's thin shoulder and some of the real anguish went from her as a flicker of hope woke in her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
Example Sentence:
1  Earthworms burrow deep into the subsoil.
2  Worms burrow down through the soil.
3  The larvae burrow into cracks in the floor.
4  Mother turtles burrow into the sand to lay their eggs.
5  The turtle hibernates in a shallow burrow for six months of the year.
6  They will return to breed in the fall, and the male will reclaim his burrow, waiting to reconnect with his mate.
7  The fox burrowed under the fence to reach the chickens.