American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Burk, Martha Jane Known as Ca·lam·i·ty Jane (kə-lămˈĭ-tē jānˈ) 1852?-1903. American frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West. Often dressed in men's clothing, she was reputed to be a crack shot and an expert rider.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
“Kelly Burk is useless, and Jim Clem got 35% of the vote in a write-in campaign for Mayor of Leesburg when he wasn't even involved in the campaign.”
“She called Burk three times, each time leaving an urgent message on his answer service.”
“Those sponsors, Coca-Cola, for one, market to women every day and are trying to leave the impression that they're completely supportive of opening the club, said Burk from the private home she used as her headquarters here, just a few miles from the main gates of Augusta National on Magnolia Lane.”
“Burk is also adding Microsoft to the list, now that one of the world's richest men, Microsoft founder Bill Gates,. has reportedly earned his green jacket.”
“Burk's attorney, D.J. Tegeler, said Monday he was not personally aware of the terms Burk used to his classes, but that Burk apologizes for any offense.”
“We own a twenty-acre lease west of 'Burk' -- that is, I have a quarter interest and Henry is putting down a well.”
“- May 5, 2006 - Burk struck Wolfe in the face after Wolfe called Burk's (deceased) mother a vulgar name.”
“Central north Texas was nearing an epoch-making petroleum boom, for Ranger, away to the south, had set the oil world by the ears, and now this new sand at "Burk" lent color to the wild assertion that these north counties were completely underlaid with the precious fluid.”
“Towns had sprung up, for this army of workers was isolated in a sea of mud, but whereas "Burk" was more or less permanent,”
“Burk" was a one-story town, or at least most of its buildings projected only one story above the mud, and that mud was mixed with oil.”
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