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.
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 Holy Ghost in the Soul Bede Jarrett
Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism Thomas Inman
The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
Aaron’s Rod D. H. Lawrence
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866 Various
a thing that causes obsessive fear or anxiety
(in English folklore) a goblin said to eat naughty children and thought to be in the form of a bear
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 […]
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