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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.
Billie (Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke) 1886–1970, U.S. actress.
Edmund, 1729–97, Irish statesman, orator, and writer.
Kenneth Duva [doo-vey] /duˈveɪ/ (Show IPA), 1897–1993, U.S. literary critic.
Martha Jane, 1852?–1903, Calamity Jane.
Contemporary Examples

Obama is the Real Conservative Jeffrey Hart October 30, 2008
John Ramsey’s Lingering Suspicions Lucinda Franks October 12, 2008
NBC’s Life After Zucker Peter Lauria September 23, 2010
Obama is the Real Conservative Jeffrey Hart October 30, 2008
Panetta, Gates, Rumsfeld Face New Suit Over U.S. Military Rape ‘Epidemic’ Jesse Ellison March 5, 2012

Historical Examples

Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, Second Series Lady Gregory
Within the Law Marvin Dana
Obiter Dicta Augustine Birrell
Within the Law Marvin Dana
Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell

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
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
(Brit, slang) a variant spelling of berk


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