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'bury' can also refer to...

Arthur Bury (1624—1713) college head and writer on theology

Between The Buried And Me

Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days

Buried Child

buried position

buried soil

buried topography



Bury Bible

Bury St Edmunds

Bury the Dead

Bury Your Dead


Charles Kenneth Howard Bury (1883—1963) mountaineer and army officer

Charles Rugeley Bury (1890—1968) chemist

château of Bury

diocese of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich

Dirk Bury

Edward Bury (1794—1858) engineer

Edward Bury (1616—1700) clergyman and ejected minister

Elizabeth Bury (c. 1644—1720) diarist

Fanny Bury Palliser (1805—1878) writer on art

Hugo of Bury St Edmunds (fl. c. 1120—1160) artist

Indian Burying Ground

John Bagnell Bury (1861—1927) classical scholar and historian

John Bury (1925—2000) theatre designer

John Bury (1580—1667) Church of England clergyman

John Bury (1535—1571) translator


Quick Reference

Bury one's head in the sand ignore unpleasant realities; the expression alludes to the traditional belief that the ostrich if pursued would bury its head in the sand, through incapacity to distinguish between seeing and being seen.

bury the hatchet end a quarrel or conflict and become friendly; the allusion is to an American Indian custom of burying a hatchet or tomahawk to mark the conclusion of a peace treaty.

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