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 for burled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  patterned \patterned\ adj.
     Having describable patterns, especially patterns of colors.
     [Narrower terms: banded, blotched, blotchy, splotched,
     brindled, brindle, brinded, tabby, burled, checked,
     checkered, dappled, mottled, dotted, flecked, specked,
     speckled, stippled, figured, floral, flowered, laced,
     marbled, marbleized, moire, watered, pinstriped,
     pinstripe(prenominal), slashed, streaked, spotted,
     sprigged, streaked, streaky, striped, stripy,
     tessellated, veined, venose] plain, solid
     [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Burl \Burl\ (b[^u]rl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Burled (b[^u]rld);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Burling.] [OE. burle stuffing, or a knot in
     cloth; cf. F. bourlet, bourrelet, OF. bourel, a wreath or a
     roll of cloth, linen, or leather, stuffed with flocks, etc.,
     dim. of bourre. [root]92. See Bur.]
     To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose
     threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Burling iron, a peculiar kind of nippers or tweezers used
        in burling woolen cloth.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  burled \burled\ (b[^u]rld), adj.
     having an irregular pattern from the grain of a tree burl[2],
     or one resembling such a pattern, in contrast to the regular
     wood grain consisting of parallel or concentric lines; -- of
     wood.
     [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  burled
      adj 1: (of wood) have a pattern from the grain of a tree burl

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