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  • n. Plural form of bogle.


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  • The land and the water are full of monsters known as bogles, knickers and many other terms with humans fighting for land and survival.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • She had little enough to lose in the way of money or valuables, and it was "bogles," more than the fear of footpads that disturbed her mind as she stumped along that muddy road in the gathering gloom.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Sworn into the Emperor's service, his duty is to light the lamps along the Emperor's highways, and protect all travelers from the ferocious bogles that live in the wild.

    Lamplighter by D. M. Cornish: Book summary

  • “Come join us, lass, before the bogles creep in and carry ye off.”

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • Avenel — (her soul be at rest — she meant nae ill) — but she brought with her as mony bogles and fairies, as hae kept the house in care ever since, sae that we have been living as it were in a dream.

    The Monastery

  • Naebody need fear bogles that has a conscience void of offence. —

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Then there's the glimpsed bogles, the swamp-nicker, the bogle on the road, the sparrow-headed nuglung, the reverman.

    Exclusive interview between D.M. Cornish, and Thomas Morgan-Witts of BookBrowse

  • Yea, the servants persisted that they had heard him hold conversations in the library, when every varsal soul in the family were gone to bed; and that he spent the night in watching for bogles, and the morning in sleeping in his bed, when he should have been heading the hounds like a true Osbaldistone.

    Rob Roy

  • As twilight was darkening the apartment, Andrew had the sagacity to advance his head at the door, — not to ask if I wished for lights, but to recommend them as a measure of precaution against the bogles which still haunted his imagination.

    Rob Roy

  • Future, for England then expected its Present to endure, and rode its bicycle in a sort of dream, disturbed only by two bogles — Mr. Gladstone and the Irish Members.

    The White Monkey


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