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  • 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

  • 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

  • See berk.

    January 24, 2010

  • Thank you!

    January 24, 2010