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Burst

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To inform against an accomplice. Slang variety of “split” (turn king’s evidence, impeach). The person who does this splits or breaks up the whole concern.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Burl, Burler
Burlaw or Byrlaw
Burlesque
Burlond
Burn
Burn
Burning Crown (A)
Burnt
Burnt Candlemas Day
Bursa (a bull’s hide)
Burst
Bury the Hatchet
Burying
Burying at Cross Roads
Bus
Busby (A)
Busby
Bush
Bushel
Bushman (Dutch, Boschjesman)
Bushrangers