Definition of Barguest
1. barghest [n -S] - See also: barghest
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Literary usage of Barguest
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1872)
"I have several detailed barguest cases connected with Cleveland, and it so happens that, ... The true idea is that the barguest gives warning of ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"Mr. Harland derives the term barguest from Bar or sate, and ghost ; but Mr. ... In Yorkshire, the barguest is called Padfoot, because of the padding, ..."
3. Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore; a by John Brand, William Carew Hazlitt (1905)
"The fact is, however, that this derivation is not at all likely to be correct on other grounds, for the Lancashire and Yorkshire boggart or barguest was, ..."
4. Author's Digest: The World's Great Stories in Brief by Rossiter Johnson (1908)
"barguest, a terrible goblin, according to the fairy superstitions of the North of England, armed with teeth and claws, which sometimes makes night hideous ..."
5. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1867)
"Mr. Harland derives the term barguest from Bar or gate, and ghost; but Mr. Henderson's Bahr ... To roar like a barguest,' is a popular comparison, and, ..."