burkePronunciation: (bûrk), [key]
—v.t., burked, burk•ing.
to murder, as by suffocation, so as to leave no or few marks of violence.
to suppress or get rid of by some indirect maneuver.
BurkePronunciation: (bûrk), [key]
1. Billie (Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke)
, 1886–1970, U.S. actress.
1729–97, Irish statesman, orator, and writer.
3. Kenneth Du•va Pronunciation: (dOO-vā'), [key]
born 1897, U.S. literary critic.
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