from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as spook.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See spook.


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  • (daß es in dem Zimmer spuke), for something invisible to the eye had risen up from the corner with a sound as if it had been lying on straw, and slowly and feebly, but with distinct steps, crossed the room and sank down moaning and groaning behind the stove.

    Reading, Begging, Paul de Man

  • The rostrum from vrhich the Athetiinn oraturs spuke there, tamed towards the »ea ly Theniistocles,

    Plutarch's Lives

  • "the pirate's spuke," that used to cruise up and down the wrathful torrent, and was snuffed out of sight for some hours by old Peter

    Myths and Legends of Our Own Land — Volume 09 : as to buried treasure


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