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Grave robbers. First applied to Burke and Hare, in 1829, who ritled graves to sell the bodies for dissection, and sometimes even murdered people for the same purpose.

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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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