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Prolagus commented on the word burk
January 24, 2010
bilby commented on the word burk
According to my ITA-ENG dictionary (but interestingly, only in the ITA->ENG section), this word also means dork, pillock. Is it so? It wouldn't be the first time I had some trouble with this dictionary (cf rear).
yarb commented on the word burk
vb, Murder without leaving a trace on the body, e.g. by suffocation, so as to leave the corpse fit for dissection. Also burke."with hospitable speeches cozening some fainting stranger into ambuscade, there to burk him" - Melville, The Confidence Man.
October 20, 2007