There is a Lhassa in Mayfair, our efforts to attain which are burked.
The victim was seized from behind, one man gagged or burked him, while another picked his pocket.
One or two motions for amnesty were burked by the previous question.
Between you and Mr. Theydon, the work of my department has been hindered and burked most scandalously.
Finding that she was alone with her daughter, the three scoundrels 'burked' the poor women and outraged them.
The dean especially would have burked it at once had he suspected its existence.
They burked the fact that they possessed plot-letters alleged to be by Logan.
I am sure that present Royalty would neither be boycotted nor burked.
family name (first recorded 1066), from Anglo-Norman pronunciation of Old English burgh. Not common in England itself, but it took root in Ireland, where William de Burgo went in 1171 with Henry II and later became Earl of Ulster. As shorthand for a royalty reference book, it represents "A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom," first issued 1826, compiled by John Burke (1787-1848). As a verb meaning "murder by smothering," it is abstracted from William Burk, executed in Edinburgh 1829 for murdering several persons to sell their bodies for dissection.