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Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who earns a living by digging graves

Usage(s):

  1. George donned jeans, like a gravedigger.
  2. The cast is mostly excellent, with Crystal a nice surprise as the gravedigger and Richard Briers rescuing Polonius from amiable fuddery; this old man is as much plotter as plodder.
  3. With opium-pipe prodigality, they sometimes devise a Hamlet in which Lionel Barrymore plays the second gravedigger, a Macbeth in which Tallulah Bankhead plays the third witch.

News

  • Photo tale develops into flash of humor in courtroom

    Amid horrific tales of murder and intimidation, Kevin J. Weeks managed to crack up the courtroom yesterday with a story about how James “Whitey” Bulger mocked the cops who were tailing him. Bulger’s former enforcer and gravedigger testified that he, Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi were well aware that they were being tailed by police paparazzi snapping surveillance photos.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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Quotes

  1. "If you want to find out where the bodies are buried, you've got to go talk to the gravedigger," Patrick, who's seeking re-election this year, said in an Oct. 29 interview in Boston regarding his use of UBS as an adviser.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Deval Patrick Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "That's why I cast him as the gravedigger," Auf der Maur told QMI Agency. "And it's the first time I ever wrote a song for someone else. I wanted a conversation between a gravedigger and a woman. And in talking to the man who dug her father's...
    on Apr 4, 2010 By: Melissa Auf der Maur Source: Toronto Sun

  3. When Beckenbauer managed Germany, Breitner called him "the gravedigger of football".
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Paul Breitner Source: Channel 4 News

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