body snatcher

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Synonyms for body snatcher

someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection

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Out of more than 2,000 public debates organised by London's flourishing debating societies between 1776 and 1799 only six dealt with bodysnatching, and of these most were resolved in favour of its necessity.
problem in Shelley's time, bodysnatching was encouraged by medical
Having shown greater interest in soul-searching than bodysnatching, director Lawrence Kasdan seems an odd choice to tackle Stephen King's return to supernatural horror, "Dreamcatcher.
Indeed, tissue has become so desirable that bodysnatching has apparently made something of a comeback.
Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig star in a bungled revision of Jack Finney's Cold War bodysnatching classic.
Drawing inspiration from the Burke and Hare bodysnatching trials which rocked 19th century Britain, it deals with themes of power, mortality and morality with touches of Thomas' customary lyricism.
Our tour guide took us to Bram Stoker's house, in St Stephen's Green, to learn about the gruesome Walking Hangman and past the College of Physicians, to see if we could see the ghost of Dr Clossy, the surgeon who dabbled in bodysnatching.
THE head of a multi-million-pound bodysnatching ring which stole the bones of veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke will plead guilty in a deal with US prosecutors, his lawyer said yesterday.
A young Welsh mum this weekend discovered she was given bones stolen in the New York bodysnatching scandal after receiving a letter from health officials.
Four men have been charged with running a bodysnatching ring which allegedly cut the bones of BBC broadcaster Alistair Cooke from his corpse and sold them for transplants in a plot akin to "a cheap horror movie", US authorities said last night.
Two years on,and Richard is back with another touchy topic -this time bodysnatching.