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  • n. Plural form of burke.

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Examples

  • Yet Lord Normanby "burkes" this correct information, and clutches on the vague and unfounded assertions of Mr Wiggins, merely for the purpose of damaging the character of a body of men, who had already been sufficiently injured by the consequences of his misgovernment.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844

  • Confucius, who once broke a treaty himself, naturally retrospectively considered this ducal treaty of no effect, and he even goes so far as to avoid mentioning in his annals some of the important persons who were present; he especially "burkes" two Chinese ruling princes, who were shameless enough to ride in the same chariot with the King of Ts'u, under whose predominancy they were, and who were therefore themselves under a kind of stress.

    Ancient China Simplified

  • Pretty knocks, I promise him with plenty burkes for his shins.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Current Music: aaron says his pizza is no burkes allowed.1 gunslinger | crown me king

    mordicai: crown me king!

  • I tried to shrug but his burkes were still pressing me down.

    The Vatican Rip

  • Therefore, in the "History," he disclaims the destruction by the brethren of the monasteries -- the mob did that; and he burkes the threat of death to priests: though he told the truth, privately, to Mrs. Locke.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. burkes wrote:

    Reuters: Top News

  • For all the Fiscal & Monetary stimulus and bailouts over the past year or so, cash for clunker program, home owners credit and so forth…seems to me that with 2/3's of economic growth dependent on the consumer, we should consider putting cash back in the consumer's pocket to get burkes, your "idea" was already used by the banks at the peak of the economy, and it didn't work.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Therefore, in the “History,” he disclaims the destruction by the brethren of the monasteries ” the mob did that; and he burkes the threat of death to priests: though he told the truth, privately, to Mrs. Locke.

    John Knox and the Reformation

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