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 Burkers.Burlaw or Byrlaw. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Burl, Burler.
 
In Cumberland, a burler is the master of the revels at a bidden-wedding, who is to see that the guests are well furnished with drink. To burl is to carouse or pour out liquor. (Anglo-Saxon, byrlian.)   1
        “Mr. H. called for a quart of beer. He told me to burl out the beer, as he was in a hurry, and I burled out the glass and gave it to him.”—The Times: Law Reports.
 


 Burkers.Burlaw or Byrlaw. 

 
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