from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Another spelling of birk, dialectal variant of birch.
- A simplified spelling of burke.
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- n. United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
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