from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inspiring terror; terrifying.
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The embers of a recent fire were strewed in front of the former, and a lean cur -- one of those gaunt, far sighted, keen nosed animals which the Indians employed; dock tailed, short haired, bushy eyed -- lay among the ashes, and did not offer to stir at the appearance of the terror-breathing Mingo.
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