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1. a. e. burnside, ambrose everett burnside, burnside

United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)

2. burnside, mutton chop, side-whiskers, sideburn

facial hair that has grown down the side of a man's face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off)

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land along the side of a burn

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see synonyms of burnside
Ambrose Everett1824-81; Union general in the Civil War

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American general and politician known more for his side-whiskers (or sideburns) than for his career in the Union Army, which included defeats at Fredericksburg (1862) and Petersburg (1864).

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