grave robber


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grave robber

n.
One who plunders valuables from tombs or graves or who steals corpses after burial, as for illicit dissection.
Translations

grave robber

nladro/a di tombe, tombarolo/a
References in classic literature ?
"Poor fellow!" "Poor young fellow!" "This ought to be a lesson to grave robbers!" "Muff Potter'll hang for this if they catch him!" This was the drift of re- mark; and the minister said, "It was a judgment; His hand is here."
Bela Lugosi was buried in his full Dracula outfit, which could give a grave robber nightmares in another 100 years, Bob Marley has with him his red Gibson Les Paul guitar, a stash of marijuana and a Bible, while writer William S Burroughs, doyen of the Beat Generation, took his final journey with a loaded .38 revolver, fedora and a marijuana joint.
A suspected grave robber was found dead after apparently becoming trapped in a hole he had dug to try to pilfer the contents of a coffin, while a local folklore expert suggests he met his demise at the hands of "Good Brothers."
The tour covers a number of characters and events, including the great riot of Hospital Row - which saw Dr Andrew Moir's operating theatre destroyed - and a look back at the life and times of Satan Sangster, the nightwatchman at the Gallowgate Port, who moonlighted as a grave robber.
Michael O'Reilly's Utah Myths & Legends (9781493028382, $16.95) achieves the same for Utah, gathering true tales from the state which range from a marooned grave robber to an underground alien community.
The man I dubbed the Skegness grave robber ripped-off 176 families who'd bought headstones, leaving a PS220,000 black hole in the accounts of his firm Simply Memorials.
Hans is eager to escape his domineering master, the grave robber Knobbe.
Adopted as a baby when Knobbe the Bent, the grave robber, found him washed ashore in a wooden box, he has no idea what his true origins are.
The the first of the three new novels and four books for younger readers is titled Flat Stanley and the Great Egyptian Grave Robber, which will be published in July 2010 and followed later that year by Flat Stanley and the Haunted House.
Man Anthony Stewart Head Shilo Alexa Vega Rotti Largo Paul Sorvino Grave Robber Terrance Zdunich Lulgi Rotti Bill Moseley Pavi Rotti Nivek Ogre Amber Rotti Paris Hilton Blind Mag Sarah Brightman If the concept of the midnight movie weren't moldering in its grave, "Repo!
Much later in the 1860s, a professional grave robber for the Medical College of Ohio in Cincinnati became incensed at tricks played on him by medical students.
The textual editor is a kind of resurrection person, not in the older English sense of the grave robber, but in the scholarly effort to raise from difficult and inaccessible places the fullness of life of earlier ages by establishing and publishing texts by which those ages explained themselves.