gravedigger : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a person who earns a living by digging graves

  • George donned jeans, like a gravedigger.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Articles

  • 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.
    July 9, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Deval Patrick in BusinessWeek
    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.
  • Melissa Auf der Maur in Toronto Sun
    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...
  • Paul Breitner in Channel 4 News
    When Beckenbauer managed Germany, Breitner called him "the gravedigger of football".

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