Body-snatcher



a person who steals corpses; graverobber.
Slang. an agency that recruits executives working for one company to fill top management positions in another.
Historical Examples

The Woman Gives Owen Johnson
Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
The History of Burke and Hare George Mac Gregor
The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus (“Saxo the Learned”)
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. II, No. X., March 1851 Various
Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo

noun
(formerly) a person who robbed graves and sold the corpses for dissection

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