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Spectre of the Brocken

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The Brocken is the highest summit of the Hartz mountains in Hanover. This summit is at times enveloped in a thick mist, which reflects in a greatly magnified degree any form opposite at sunset. In one of De Quincey’s opium-dreams there is a powerful description of the Brocken spectre.

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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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Spasmodic School
Speaker’s Eye
Speaking
Speaking Heads and Sounding Stones
Spear
Spear-half
Spear of Ithuriel (The)
Special Pleading
Specie, Species
Spectacles
Spectre of the Brocken
Spectrum, Spectra, Spectre (Latin, specto, to behold)
Speculate
Speech
Speed
Spell (A)
Spellbinders
Spelter
Spence
Spencer
Spendthrift