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  • v. Present participle of bugbear.


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  • In front of me was the open window, through which shone the electric light, blatant and insistent; behind this, the clock of Excelsior -- brightly lit and incandescent -- glared in upon us, giant hands going round, seeming to threaten the hour of dawn and frightening sleep and mocking, bugbearing the short hours which the working-woman might claim for repose.

    The Woman Who Toils Being the Experiences of Two Gentlewomen as Factory Girls


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