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(in folklore) a giant, usually given to eating human flesh



a city; center of Ogre Raion, Latvian SSR. Situated on the Daugava (Zapadnaia Dvina) River at the point where the Ogre River empties into it. Railroad station on the Riga-Moscow line, 37 km southeast of Riga. Population, 20,700 (1973). Ogre has a knitwear combine, a plastics plant, and a cardboard factory.


Saks, G. Gorod Ogre i ego okrestnosti. Riga, 1957.



a river in the Latvian SSR, a right tributary of the Daugava (Zapadnaia Dvina) River. It is 176 km long and drains an area of 1,700 sq km. It originates in the Vidzeme Upland and flows through the Central Latvian Lowland. The river is fed by mixed sources. The mean flow rate 20 km from the river’s mouth is 17.7 cu m per sec. The Ogre freezes over in December and thaws at the end of March or early April.

What does it mean when you dream about an ogre?

An ogre in a dream may symbolize authority issues related to discipline in one’s business or personal life. Alternatively, this symbol may represent being an “ogre” to oneself through constant self-criticism. (See also Monster).

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In fact, that Viola is enthroned as queen may leave some viewers with the suspicion that it is her own father who married her, to keep her "safe" from other ogres.
14) The image of the ogress is also succeeded by a reference to her active drawing out of Rachid--as if she tempted him rather than him pursuing her--since she is a "goutte d'eau trouble qui entraina Rachid hors de son Rocher, l'attirant vers la mer, a Bone, ou elle venait d'etre mariee.
Forget pink-cheeked little fairies and waltzing over the mountains, this is a tale packed full of ogres with a taste for human flesh, stupid princes, unpleasant queens and a scruffy fairy who breaks wind every time she performs magic.
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Such a lesson is not unlike the lessons learned by archetypal fairy-tale maidens who discover how to survive with terrible losses or impairments such as having hands or sight removed, being under the servitude of a wicked ogress, or being persecuted by evil stepmothers and -sisters.
During a preview arranged for visiting journalists, scares created by "the world's most sophisticated holographic projections" turn into actual violent perils as the malevolent spirit of Bible-thumping ogress Miss Darrode wrests control from the computer mainframe.
Pearl stood up like an ogress and moved aggressively towards her mother.
For example, based on the OECD report (2002) one of the most profound labor market developments in OECD countries has been the continued pr ogress made by females.
In all three stories, the young prince or king conceals his relationship and pretends to be hunting, while the jealous wife/ ogress mother is suspicious of why he spends so much time away.
They are pursued by wolves, drugged with sugary foods, terrified by the capture of Any by the heartless Dr DeWilde, frightened by a game of hide and seek with an ogress, and chased by hypnotized villagers who believe Storm to be a witch and want to burn her.