from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who robs a grave; a resurrectionist.


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  • As I dropped the last bundle of supplies into the cart, the doctor and the grave-robber appeared, bearing the body of the dead girl between them, still wrapped in her makeshift shroud of bed linen.

    The Monstrumologist

  • “Oh, I knew where the Bunton plot was, all right, Doctor,” replied the grave-robber.

    The Monstrumologist

  • Had it been only two days since the old grave-robber had appeared at our door with his ghastly burden?

    The Monstrumologist

  • Erasmus Gray, the old grave-robber who had called at almost the same hour the previous night, slouched upon the stoop, wearing the same battered wide-brimmed hat.

    The Monstrumologist

  • The grave-robber stared straight ahead, holding the reins loosely in his lap; the doctor was leaning forward, peering anxiously into the trees.

    The Monstrumologist

  • BLITZER: We're learning of a startling new kind of grave-robber.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2009

  • The second entry, Robert Wise's "The Body Snatcher" (1945) takes us back to the late nineteenth century, when a shortage of cadavers forces Doctor MacFarlane (Henry Daniell) to employ sinister grave-robber John Gray (Boris Karloff) to keep him adequately supplied.

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  • He is also a grave-robber, a murderer, and a superbly accomplished liar; but let us not flatter him unduly.

    Death carries a camcorder

  • The tomb was once more protected from the depredations of any other grave-robber.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • The first grave-robber to enter here would believe that he was too late and that some other had plundered the tomb before him.

    River God


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