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  1. Senior Member
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    Body-hiding line


    What I need to help with is the bold text:

    "Who've you been murdering now?" I said, lighting a cigarette. "I should try the bay, and have a good heavy stone or two in the sack. I'm not in the body-hiding line."

    W.H.Hodgson, The Case Of The Curio Dealer, 1917

    Does it mean he has no experience in hiding corpses?


  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Retired English Teacher
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    Re: Body-hiding line

    Yes, that's what I would take it to mean.

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