from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of specter.
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- n. Alternative spelling of specter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See specter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See specter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mental representation of some haunting experience
- n. a ghostly appearing figure
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Still, as his career continues, Dynamo finds that a certain spectre of the past keeps popping up …
In the dark of night, a chilling sexual spectre is making its way through the house, hovering over the sleeping girl and terrorizing her fragile mother.
A spectre is haunting The New York Times Company — the spectre of arithmetic.
'What a monstrous spectre is this man, this disease of the agglutinated dust, lifting alternate feet or lying drugged with slumber; killing, feeding, growing, bringing forth small copies of himself; grown up with hair like grass, fitted with eyes that glitter in his face; a thing to set children screaming.
That cult classic television series dealt with a reporter who, in investigating a series of bizarre murders, would always come across some supernatural spectre from the past.
How I've missed Scoop after all these years I can't imagine and in this edition it is followed by The Loved One, another spectre from the era of Form Vc at Nonsuch Girls, who now I think on it had an odd and very quirky shared sense in humour and books.
"subterranean folk" who dwelt there, and whom he described as a spectre herd, with little, ugly, pale, or bluish human shapes, dotted in grey, and with black head-gear.
The fact the spectre is a dead man adds a bitter-sweet tone to the scene that just made the easy camaraderie seem even warmer.
This spectre, which is profoundly believed in by the villagers, had not been seen for at least two years before the murder, but she made a reappearance a night or two after the crime, and is supposed to have been seen frequently ever since.
At that same instant the iron door opened wide, and between its receding wings stood a spectre -- a spectre was the only name for it, as it had no resemblance to anything human.