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  • n. Plural form of bodysnatcher.

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Examples

  • The car jumps another red light at breakneck speed as Paitoon Kaewkieu, one of Bangkok's so-called "bodysnatchers", dodges through the city's notorious traffic to the scene of yet another accident.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Remember the awful final scene in the classic 1978 remake where the sweet girl goes up to nice Donald Sutherland only to have him reveal with that blood-curdling scream that, yes, he too has been got by the bodysnatchers?

    Is Barack Obama the new Tony Blair?

  • Close by stands the Grassmarket with its pubs -- where 19th century bodysnatchers Burke and Hare did their dirty work.

    Barry Yourgrau: A Remembrance In Edinburgh

  • Ai fink kitteh haz bin takin ober by bodysnatchers.

    It may look - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • This was tied in with cold war fears and it's no coincidence that the 50's was when alien invasion films really took off- 'invasion of the bodysnatchers', 'war of the worlds' etc which were often a kind of metaphor for the American fear of a Soviet invasion.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • He's not a violent addict, but a paranoid one, and recently he's become certain that the DOs are bodysnatchers.

    Vanishing Acts

  • Wolf hit the door to the girl's apartment at a run, the wood not giving him as much resistance as the awful stench within of a graveyard overturned by an army of bodysnatchers.

    Black Blade

  • Surgery, in particular, was believed to be no more than a peculiarly gruesome form of sadism, and dissection, possible only with the aid of bodysnatchers, was even confused with necromancy.

    How the Poor Die

  • ATHENS: Cyprus has asked Interpol for help in tracing the missing corpse of former president Tassos Papadopoulos amid rumours that bodysnatchers have demanded a ransom for its return.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Cyprus seeks Interpol help to find president's bodysnatchers guardian. co.uk, Wednesday 16 December 2009 19.12 GMT

    The Guardian World News

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