Barghest



a legendary doglike goblin believed to portend death or misfortune.
Historical Examples

The barghest has a kinsman in the Rongeur d’Os of Norman folklore.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

The barghest was essentially a nocturnal spectre, and its appearance was regarded as a portent of death.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

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