Definitions

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  • n. One who robs graves or tombs in order to sell the contents for profit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who steals valuables from graves or crypts
  • n. someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection

Etymologies

grave +‎ robber (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He sneaks into the cemetery at night like a common graverobber, seeking to record the voices of the deceased.

    The Black Cat (1981)

  • The Genetic Opera was The Necromerchant's Debt, which told the story of a graverobber in debt to a Repo Organ Man.

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  • A few years ago I was talking to someone about a mutual friend who had died the year before -- a controversial critic and biographer who, despite his graverobber reputation in print, was the funniest, most surrealistically imaginative, ricochetingly incisive, bizarrely erudite, and energized conversationalist we had had the privilege to know.

    Steve Gilliard: James Wolcott

  • Not interested in the stay awake pills, and why would he be, the graverobber moves on to an old photograph; one that appears to have a ghost captured in it.

    Grave Mistakes (2008)

  • There was enough variety between the stories to keep me engrossed, plus you just have to find out what happens to the graverobber.

    Grave Mistakes (2008)

  • The movie starts with a graverobber doing what graverobbers do best, robbing graves, of course.

    Grave Mistakes (2008)

  • The graverobber is actually the guy who wrote the movie I think!

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  • In 18th Century England, a young graverobber, played by Monaghan, finds himself condemned to death for his crimes, with only a priest Perlman for company for his last night before the gallows.

    HOBBIT SELLS CORPSES TO HELLBOY

  • "Come down off your goddamned mountain once in a while, graverobber."

    Passage at Arms

  • As the slender youth began to splutter about not being a graverobber, a bowlegged cavalryman ran to a panting halt before them.

    Conan The Invincible

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