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arousing terror; horrifying:
a bloodcurdling scream.
Contemporary Examples

How ISIS Ripped Off ‘Natural Born Killers’ Jamie Dettmer September 22, 2014
Gross Vampire Product Duff McDonald November 17, 2009
Joe Walsh Vs. Tammy Duckworth: Yelps, ‘Lies’ and Tough Talk in Illinois House Showdown Lloyd Grove November 4, 2012

Historical Examples

In the Days of Washington William Murray Graydon
The Black Wolf Pack Dan Beard
Hunting with the Bow and Arrow Saxton Pope
History of the Moravian Church J. E. Hutton
Space Tug Murray Leinster
Wappin’ Wharf Charles S. Brooks
The Motor Maid Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson

terrifying; horrifying


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