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Burk

or Burke

[burk] /bɜrk/
noun
1.
Martha Jane, 1852?–1903, Calamity Jane.
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  • There were portions of three brigades,—Fulkerson's, Burk's, and the Stonewall.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Thence it was taken up by the 4th and the 33d, and then it spread to Burk and Fulkerson.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Captain Burk was then ordered on board a prison-ship in the harbor.

  • I ought to be proud that such a man as Captain Burk has honored me with his love.

    The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner
  • Doctor Plaxico, said Burk, do you know what is the matter with Mrs. Demar?

    The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner
  • Captain Burk was then ordered on board a prison ship in the harbor.

  • Could it be that Burk was holding the house awaiting Mowbray's arrival?

    Ted Strong in Montana

    Edward C. Taylor
  • After this Burk and Edith walked along down the lane, which I forgot to say was shaded by trees all along.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • "You can't get in without an order from Deputy Marshal Burk," said the voice behind the door.

    Ted Strong in Montana

    Edward C. Taylor
  • "There's no use of any more of us being hurt or killed," said Burk, looking at Ted out of the corner of his eye.

    Ted Strong in Montana

    Edward C. Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for Burk

burk

/bɜːk/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) a variant spelling of berk
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