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 (bûr′nəm), Daniel Hudson 1846-1912.
American architect and city planner. He did his major work in Chicago, including the general design for the Columbian Exposition (1893) and several early skyscrapers.
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Noun1.Burnham - United States architect who designed the first important skyscraper with a skeleton (1846-1912)
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Crayford, in one of the intervals of the dance, turns on Miss Burnham. The captain is greatly interested in Clara.
It is an especially difficult case to deal with, because Miss Burnham's early associations dispose her to attach a superstitious importance to the malady--the hysterical malady as some doctors would call it--from which she suffers.
At the same moment--to the astonishment of her friends and admirers--Miss Clara Burnham threw the quadrille into confusion by making a mistake!
"If you will excuse my leaving you," she said quietly, "I will try and find out what is the matter with Miss Burnham."
There had been company at the brick house to the bountiful Thanksgiving dinner which had been provided at one o'clock,--the Burnham sisters, who lived between North Riverboro and Shaker Village, and who for more than a quarter of a century had come to pass the holiday with the Sawyers every year.
The Burnham sisters nodded approvingly as Rebecca went out, and remarked that they had never seen a child grow and improve so fast in so short a time.
"One of them must have," said Miss Ellen Burnham, "for the girl that was selling soap at the Ladds' in North Riverboro was described by Adam Ladd as the most remarkable and winning child he ever saw."
"Isn't there another Simpson girl?" asked Miss Lydia Burnham; "for this one couldn't have been cross-eyed; I remember Mrs.
The Burnham sisters had gone and the two aunts were knitting.
"The name of the village where Sir Meyville Worth lives is Market Burnham, which, as I think I told you, is within a few miles of Brancaster.
THE announcement of the independent review of HS2 marks 'a critical moment when the government's commitment to the North is about to be tested', according to Andy Burnham.
A military outpost of the Army Reserve Command and a tennis club, that have operated for free since Martial Law, may be evicted soon from the century-old Burnham Park.