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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burke  \Burke\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Burked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Burking}.]  [From  one  Burke  of  Edinburgh,  who  committed  the 
  crime  in  1829.] 
  1.  To  murder  by  suffocation,  or  so  as  to  produce  few  marks  of 
  violence,  for  the  purpose  of  obtaining  a  body  to  be  sold 
  for  dissection. 
 
  2.  To  dispose  of  quietly  or  indirectly;  to  suppress;  to 
  smother;  to  shelve;  as  to  burke  a  parliamentary  question. 
 
  The  court  could  not  burke  an  inquiry,  supported  by 
  such  a  mass  of  a  affidavits.  --C.  Reade. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burke 
  v  1:  murder  without  leaving  a  trace  on  the  body 
  2:  get  rid  of  silence,  or  suppress;  "burke  an  issue"  [syn:  {silence}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Burke,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41171 
  Burke,  NY  (village,  FIPS  11154) 
  Location:  44.90336  N,  74.17088  W 
  Population  (1990):  209  (93  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  12917 
  Burke,  SD  (city,  FIPS  8700) 
  Location:  43.18302  N,  99.29251  W 
  Population  (1990):  756  (392  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Burke,  TX  (city,  FIPS  11380) 
  Location:  31.22831  N,  94.76924  W 
  Population  (1990):  314  (129  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Burke,  VA  (CDP,  FIPS  11464) 
  Location:  38.78024  N,  77.27206  W 
  Population  (1990):  57734  (18812  housing  units) 
  Area:  29.7  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  22015 




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