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body snatcher

n.
1. A person who steals corpses from graves and sells them, usually for purposes of dissection.
2. Slang A corporate recruiter.

bod′y·snatch′ing (bŏd′ē-snăch′ĭng) n.
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body snatcher

n
(Professions) (formerly) a person who robbed graves and sold the corpses for dissection
body snatching n
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bod′y snatch`er


n.
a person who steals corpses from graves, esp. to use them for dissection.
[1805–15]
bod′y snatch`ing, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.body snatcher - someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissectionbody snatcher - someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
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