Definition of Burkers
1. burker [n] - See also: burker
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Literary usage of Burkers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Folk Lore and Genealogies of Uppermost Nithsdale by William Wilson (1904)
"... the manner of business among the burkers were somewhat as follows:—The burkers •went prowling about at night in lonely roads and on the outskirts of ..."
2. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1865)
"... but will have circled round to burkers- dorf neighbourhood two days hence; by which time also Wied will be quietly in his place thereabouts, ..."
3. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1891)
"burkers' Hole. Formerly called ' Nova Scotia Gardens,' a part of Bethnal Green now occupied by St. Thomas's Church and Baroness ..."
4. Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University by Harvard Law School Library (1909)
"London burkers. See BISHOP, JOHN, et al. History of the London burkers. London School Board Slander Case. See GEDGE AND Co. v. ..."
5. The London Medical Gazette (1832)
"... and a complete trap for the burkers ! Excellent legislator ! while not one hint ¡a thrown out of allowing the body-snatchers even a little more latitude ..."
6. Galloway Gossip Sixty Years Ago: Being a Series of Articles Illustrative of by Maria Trotter, Saxon, Robert De Bruce Trotter (1877)
"... THE burkers. now-a-days has any idea of the terror that arose in country places after the trial of Burke and Hare, for fear some people in the same line ..."