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  • Maybe these numbers simply reflect the varying allure of the overall packages – despite all his detractors, Young will be relieved that he's seemingly more appealing to the public than convicted body-snatcher William Burke.

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  • Some even pinpoint the moment he forfeited his skills to the hot day last July when he fainted while jogging, as if, like body-snatcher flick meets political thriller, he had woken up another person, a mediocre klutzy politician.

    Dead Man Walking?

  • It's like a body-snatcher movie (peels off own face, discovers he's Richard Perle).

    Hillary And Edwards To Compete At AIPAC, Obama's Finance Director Gave To Bush, And Other Campaign Updates

  • Why else do you think one can play a body-snatcher or a political pamphleteer or a rat-catcher?

    Appoggiatura

  • He makes it very clear how the GOP essentially fell asleep next to a body-snatcher pod and has turned into something quite different.

    inkblurt · Rationalist Conservatism

  • I dunno, but whoever she is, she keeps doing that body-snatcher thing with me every once in a while, too.

    I Have a Pressing Question.

  • To rustic neighbourhoods, where love is more than commonly tenacious, and where some bonds of blood or fellowship unite the entire society of a parish, the body-snatcher, far from being repelled by natural respect, was attracted by the ease and safety of the task.

    The Body-Snatcher

  • In coupling the doctor and the body-snatcher, at the head of this chapter, I did not really mean to convey more than the general association of human experience in the periods of sickness and the close of life.

    Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King

  • And if any body-snatcher, in his abominable covetousness, made an attempt on him, he was to suffer for it, not only with his life, but also with the loss of burial for his own body; he should have no barrow and no funeral.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • The body-snatcher was to be punished by death and the lack of sepulture.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

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