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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anything terrifying; a bugbear. See bug.


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  • Now thinkest thou that I who so oft haue escapd such a number of hellish dangers, only depending on the turning of a few pricks, can be scarebugd with the plague? what plague canst thou name worse than I haue had?

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    April 14, 2010