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    the pious Burger

    "It unsettles the pious Burger in the bossom of his family."
    Please tell me what means Burger (with B and two dots over u, which i could not type ) in this sentence.

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    Re: the pious Burger

    The u with the two dots over it is called umlaut u. Click here burgher. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000..

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    Re: the pious Burger

    ...and I expect he was in the bosom of his family.

    bos·om (bʊz'əm, bū'zəm) pronunciation
    ... 3. The security and closeness likened to being held in a warm familial embrace: We welcomed the stranger into the bosom of our family.
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