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Bogie

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A scarecrow, a goblin. (Bulgarian, bog, a god; Slavonic, bogu; Welsh, bwg, a goblin, our bugbear.)

The Assyrian mothers used to scare their children with the name of Narsēs (Gibbon); the Syrians with that of Richard Cœur de Lion; the Dutch with Boh, the Gothic general (Warton); the Jews with Lilith; the Turks with Mathias Corviʹnus, the Hungarian king; and the English with the name of Lunsfort (q.v.). (See Bo.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Body and Soul
Body-colour (A)
Body Corporate (A)
Body Politic (A)
Body-snatcher (A)
Bœmond
Bœotia
Bœotian
Bœotian Ears
Boëthius
Bogie
Bogio (in Orlando Furioso)
Bogle Swindle
Bogomili
Bogtrotters
Bogus
Bohême (La)
Bohemia
Bohemian
Bohemian Brethren
Bohemian Life (A)

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Bo or Boh
Fairies
Huniades, Hunniades, or Hunyady
Narses
Richard Cœur de Lion