Definition of Poltergeists

1. Noun. (plural of poltergeist) ¹



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Definition of Poltergeists

1. poltergeist [n] - See also: poltergeist

Lexicographical Neighbors of Poltergeists

poloxamines
polpettine
polron
polrons
pols
polster
polt
polt-foot
polt-footed
polted
poltergeist
poltergeister
poltergeistic
poltergeistism
poltergeistlike
poltergeists (current term)
poltergeisty
poltfeet
poltfoot
polting
poltinnik
poltinniks
poltophagy
poltroon
poltrooneries
poltroonery
poltroonish
poltroons
polts
poluria

Literary usage of Poltergeists

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural, with Some Account of Hereditary by Charles George Harper (1907)
"These are the spirits known to the Germans as " poltergeists " : literally, " boisterous spirits "—the ..."

2. Adventurings in the Psychical by Henry Addington Bruce (1914)
"CHAPTER V poltergeists AND MEDIUMS WE have now to consider a very different class of spiritistic manifestations, the so- called " physical phenomena," which ..."

3. Modern Spiritualism: A History and a Criticism by Frank Podmore (1902)
"... CHAPTER II ON poltergeists MYSTERIOUS knocks and rappings, accompanied by throwing of stones, ringing of bells, breaking of crockery, and other more ..."

4. Studies in Psychical Research by Frank Podmore (1897)
"CHAPTER V. poltergeists. OF the manifestations described in the preceding chapters, some few find a parallel in earlier times, or amongst uncivilised ..."

5. Modern Spiritualism: A History and a Criticism by Frank Podmore (1902)
"... CHAPTER II ON poltergeists MYSTERIOUS knocks and rappings, accompanied by throwing of stones, ringing of bells, breaking of crockery, and other more ..."

6. The Proofs of Spirit Forces by George Henslow (1920)
"poltergeists. In Spirit Psychometry, it will be seen how little Dora could be a mischievous sprite, as she banged the saucepans in Mr. ..."

7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"I cannot, however, use the expression,' persecuted by poltergeists,' as I had a feeling throughout that I did not matter, and that it was of no importance ..."

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