any of several tall, erect plants belonging to the genus Cimicifuga, of the buttercup family, as C. americana, of the eastern U.S., having loose, elongated clusters of white flowers.
any of several ranunculaceous plants of the genus Cimicifuga, esp C. foetida of Europe, whose flowers are reputed to repel insects
any source, real or imaginary, of needless fright or fear. a persistent problem or source of annoyance. Folklore. a goblin that eats up naughty children. Historical Examples Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins In School and Out Oliver Optic Second String Anthony Hope It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson The Abiding Presence of the […]
an apprentice jockey.
a ketch-rigged sailing vessel used on Chesapeake Bay. Historical Examples The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories Charles Weathers Bump Some Notes on Shipbuilding and Shipping in Colonial Virginia Cerinda W. Evans Some Notes on Shipbuilding and Shipping in Colonial Virginia Cerinda W. Evans The Submarine in War and Peace Simon Lake
with bulging eyes, as from surprise or wonderment; astonished. Contemporary Examples Whose Heads Will Roll on Nov. 5? John Batchelor October 27, 2008 My Own Horace Mann Story and The New York Times Abuse Report Kate Aurthur June 6, 2012 Historical Examples The House of Torchy Sewell Ford The Flying Cuspidors V. R. Francis Bat […]