Burked



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.
Historical Examples

Our Stage and Its Critics “E.F.S.” of “The Westminster Gazette”
Tracks of a Rolling Stone Henry J. Coke
History of the Commune of 1871 P. Lissagary
Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
Jonathan and His Continent Max O’Rell
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine – Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843 Various
James VI and the Gowrie Mystery Andrew Lang
My Life as an Author Martin Farquhar Tupper

verb (transitive)
to murder in such a way as to leave no marks on the body, usually by suffocation
to get rid of, silence, or suppress
noun
Edmund. 1729–97, British Whig statesman, conservative political theorist, and orator, born in Ireland: defended parliamentary government and campaigned for a more liberal treatment of the American colonies; denounced the French Revolution
Robert O’Hara. 1820–61, Irish explorer, who led the first expedition (1860–61) across Australia from south to north. He was accompanied by W. J. Wills, George Grey, and John King; King alone survived the return journey
William. 1792–1829, Irish murderer and body snatcher; associate of William Hare
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