American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of barghest.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of hobgoblin, spirit, or ghost believed in in the north of England, whose appearance to any one is supposed to prognosticate death or some great calamity.
“Dale ran into the study, forgetting the crowbar. barguest”
“Thinking ofBeowulf, he looked back at the word “barguest.””
“The barguest is an apparition, taking usually the form of a big black dog with saucer eyes.”
“Drake, in his _Eboracum_, says (p. 7, Appendix), "I have been so frightened with stories of the barguest when I was a child, that I cannot help throwing away an etymology upon it.”
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Turned this up on etymonline.com (link). It's amazing.
1937, coined in the fantasy tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
On a blank leaf I scrawled: 'In a hole...
This is Ghost List 2 ( the kind that go 'boo!' ) :P
( open list )
Words that, at the I put them here, weren't being listed by anyone else in the entire universe.
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