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 Bursa (a bull’s hide).Bury the Hatchet. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Burst.
 
To inform against an accomplice. Slang variety of “split” (turn king’s evidence, impeach). The person who does this splits or breaks up the whole concern.   1
 


 Bursa (a bull’s hide).Bury the Hatchet. 

 
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