from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A specter, goblin, or bogy, especially one supposed to haunt a particular spot.
- noun Any object, real or imaginary, at which a horse shies.
- noun Figuratively, a bug-bear; a thing of fear.
- noun The hellgrammite.
- noun A privy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Local, Eng. A bogey.
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- noun archaic A
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It was an awful-looking thing, and no doubt did duty for the "boggard" of the neighbourhood.
It went on varry weel for th 'furst wick, but towards th' end o'th 'second they'd rayther ha' seen a boggard walk into th 'haase nor another piece o' that cauf walk on to th 'table.
"Awst nooan be freetened o 'thee if tha wor a boggard," shoo sed, "but has ta getten one?"
Thear's a boggard i 'th' haase as sewer as aw'm here! '