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Burk

or Burke

[burk] /bɜrk/
noun
1.
Martha Jane, 1852?–1903, Calamity Jane.
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  • When, agog with delicious excitement, I went to ask after Mrs. Burk's health the following morning.

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • 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
  • "Not quite, professor," declared a familiar voice, and Burk himself stepped forward.

    Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish
  • Doctor Plaxico, said Burk, do you know what is the matter with Mrs. Demar?

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

  • Burk took shelter in a bookseller's shop, while his wolf-dog kept the police at bay.

    Early American Plays Oscar Wegelin
  • Could it be that Burk was holding the house awaiting Mowbray's arrival?

    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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