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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Faburden \Fab"ur*den\ (f[a^]b"[u^]r*den), n. [F. faux bourdon.
     See {False}, and {Burden} a verse.]
     1. (Mus.)
        (a) A species of counterpoint with a drone bass.
        (b) A succession of chords of the sixth. [Obs.]
            [1913 Webster]

     2. A monotonous refrain. [Obs.] --Holland.
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