an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, especially a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children.
noun (pl) -men
a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children
interjection a variant spelling of bo Historical Examples Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth Chatterbox, 1905. Various Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country William C. Griggs Lancashire Sketches Edwin […]
noun a large inlet of the Yellow Sea on the coast of NE China Also called Gulf of Chihli
an inferior grade of black tea. Historical Examples A Treatise on Foreign Teas Hugh Smith Tea Leaves Various Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle Tea Leaves Various Tea and Tea Drinking Arthur Reade Mind Amongst the Spindles Various Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle The Book of Curiosities I. […]
an opera (1896) by Giacomo Puccini. Historical Examples Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great – Volume 14 Elbert Hubbard Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls