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  • n. Alternative spelling of boggard.

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  • A specter. To take boggart, said of a horse that starts at any object in the hedge or road. - an old provincial term from the north of England.

    May 2, 2011

  • Does this mean that the irritating Dobby was a boggart?

    April 7, 2009

  • A member of the fairy tribe similar to a hob, hobthrust, hobgoblin or brownie. They tend to inhabit isolated farmhouses in Northern England, and have done since Tyme Immemorial. Of a helpful nature, they'll do all kinds of housework, but are inclined to play pranks if not given their customary bowl of milk. Nowadays, their misbehaviour is ascribed to poltergeists. If offered clothes they will leave for good.

    April 6, 2009

  • Slanticular? Excellent.

    January 15, 2008

  • Thanks, mollusque - no worries about quiz number 4, which was probably a little too long and obscure in places. I hope to have a quiz 5 in the not-too-distant future.

    January 15, 2008

  • Okay then, I'll encourage you: Sorry I was snarky on Quiz Time 4. I hope you'll run more quizzes; they were fun (until I blew a gasket from too much unrequited slanticular thinking).

    January 15, 2008

  • The *last* thing you want to do is encourage me. Tee-hee.

    January 15, 2008

  • Cut it out, sionnach. I've exceeded my daily allowance of laughing my ass off.

    January 15, 2008

  • yarb makes an understandable error, but what this term really refers to is peat sculpture

    boggart

    January 15, 2008

  • A sort of goblin creature, I think. Looking at the lists this word appears in, it seems that boggarts feature in the Harry Potter novels.

    January 15, 2008