Definitions

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  • n. A (night-flying) bat.
  • n. A ghost, an evil spirit.
  • n. A large nocturnal moth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ghost.

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Examples

  • No, 'tis better to let one's thoughts dwell on the song of the nightingale than the voice of the night-bat; We fear too much, and hope too little; 'tis best to dwell in the sunlight while we may.

    A Heart-Song of To-day

  • "I wait," Leh Shin's voice cracked and trembled, "and when the hour that is already written for thy destruction comes like the night-bat, it is I who shall proclaim it to thee; thus I have demanded, and thus it shall fall out."

    The Pointing Man A Burmese Mystery

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