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  • The burk, the Sharia Law discriminate the muslims who want to intergrate themselves.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • These patterns of fundamentalist rationalization never seem to change. burk replied to comment from burk

    The casual assumption of privilege - The Panda's Thumb

  • Forum Foster I demosthrenated my folksfiendship, enmy pupuls felt my burk was no worse than their brite: Sapphrageta and

    Finnegans Wake

  • LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: We have gotten reports that USS Cole, which is burk-class (ph) destroyer, was attacked in an apparent terrorist attack in Yemen, in the Port of Aden there.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: USS Cole Attacked in Yemeni Port of Aden - October 12, 2000

  • Bear witness of those chanting choirs that burk and shirk and snigger,

    Verses 1889-1896

  • 'It's a sap, Hal, as follows you everywheres, everywheres, till you feel as you must stop an' face it whatever comes; an 'stop you do at last, an' turn round you must, an 'bare your burk you must to the sharp teeth o' that air wenemous sap. '

    Aylwin

  • The cuss that the rocks, an 'the trees, an' the winds, an 'the waters makes, an' sends it out to bite the burk

    Aylwin

  • 'Every one o' them wrong things as you does seems to make out o 'the burk o' the airth a sap o 'its own as has got its own pertickler stare, but allus it's a hungry sap, Hal, an' a sap wi 'bloody fangs.

    Aylwin

  • 'I thought I felt the stir of him in my burk [bosom].

    Aylwin

  • Note: [26.10] after a fierce farce of trial condemning his victim to bloody death; or a Jew with hospitable speeches cozening some fainting stranger into ambuscade, there to burk him, and account it a deed grateful to Manitou, his god.

    The Confidence-Man

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  • Thank you!

    January 24, 2010

  • See berk.

    January 24, 2010

  • 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).

    January 24, 2010

  • 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