a swimming hole.
Fairy Tales from the German Forests Margaret Arndt
(Austral) a natural pool used for swimming
an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, especially a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children. Contemporary Examples The Insurance Industry’s Liberal Turn Daniel Gross July 9, 2013 Al Franken is the Right’s New Punching Bag Benjamin Sarlin January 4, 2009 Why the Left Should Not Call for Talks with Hamas Don Futterman August […]
noun (Northern English, dialect) a ghost or poltergeist Historical Examples The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley Lancashire Sketches Edwin Waugh The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James Legends of Longdendale Thomas Middleton The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley The Grotesque in Church Art T. Tindall Wildridge Traditions of […]
wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter. an area or stretch of such ground. to sink in or as if in a bog (often followed by down): We were bogged down by overwork. bog in, Australian Slang. to eat heartily and ravenously. Contemporary Examples Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to […]
noun (Austral, slang) a lavatory