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teapeebubbles   Monday, 10/05/09 04:11:15 PM
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the worthless word for the day is: burke

this interesting word comes to us from British via
a William Burke and originally meant "to suffocate";
Burke was a 19th century Irish criminal executed for
smothering victims to sell their bodies for
dissection. the current figurative senses include
(1) to suppress quietly or indirectly burke an
inquiry, and (2) bypass, avoid.

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