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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Burking(0.01157 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Burking.
English → English (WordNet)
n : United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the
Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903) [syn: Martha Jane Burk
, Burke, Martha Jane Burke, Calamity Jane]
English → English (gcide)
Burke \Burke\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Burked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Burking.] [From one Burke of Edinburgh, who committed the
crime in 1829.]
1. To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of
violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold
2. To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to
smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question.
The court could not burke an inquiry, supported by
such a mass of a affidavits. --C. Reade.