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  • adj. Alternative form of eldritch.

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Examples

  • The sound was so ghastly that Sir Kenneth started at hearing it, and hastily demanded, in the name of God, who they were who profaned that holy place with such antic gestures and elritch exclamations.

    The Talisman

  • My lord, it fizzed like a rasher of bacon, and the fallow set up an elritch screech, which made some think his courage was abated; but not a whit, for he plucked off his hat with his left hand, and waved it, crying, ‘God save the Queen, and confound all evil counsellors!’

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Kenneth started at hearing it, and hastily demanded, in the name of God, who they were who profaned that holy place with such antic gestures and elritch exclamations.

    The Talisman

  • a rasher of bacon, and the fallow set up an elritch screech, which made some think his courage was abated; but not a whit, for he plucked off his hat with his left hand, and waved it, crying, 'God save the

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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  • (adjective) - Wild; hideous; uninhabited, except by imaginary ghosts.

    --Glossary to Allan Ramsay's play, The Gentle Shepherd, 1751

    January 14, 2018