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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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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.
"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."