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wraith

1. the apparition of a person living or thought to be alive, supposed to appear around the time of his death
2. a ghost or any apparition
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Parallel to this slunk Numa, while above him Tarzan moved through the trees, the shadow of a wraith.
Buck did not know of this, and as he rounded the bend, the frost wraith of a rabbit still flitting before him, he saw another and larger frost wraith leap from the overhanging bank into the immediate path of the rabbit.
The black wraith of a deciduous creeper flapped from the porch, and the thin wooden walls, under their worn coat of paint, seemed to shiver in the wind that had risen with the ceasing of the snow.
This initiated wraith from the back of Nowhere honored me with its amazing confidence before it vanished altogether.
Then he stole across the tiny meadow, pausing once and again to listen, and faded away out of the canyon like a wraith, soft-footed and without sound.
Look at them, all the sad wraiths of sad mad men and passionate rebels-- your Schopenhauers, your Strindbergs, your Tolstois and Nietzsches.
I feel as if it concealed innumerable mysteries--as if I were surrounded by the wraiths of old generations of Four Winds people peering at me through that gray veil.
Unlike man, whose gods are of the unseen and the overguessed, vapours and mists of fancy eluding the garmenture of reality, wandering wraiths of desired goodness and power, intangible out-croppings of self into the realm of spirit--unlike man, the wolf and the wild dog that have come in to the fire find their gods in the living flesh, solid to the touch, occupying earth-space and requiring time for the accomplishment of their ends and their existence.
NEWCASTLE'S Steve Wraith is celebrating five years on the pro scene.
FORMER Newcastle fanzine editor Steve Wraith has been suspended by the FA, less than a year after becoming a football agent.
In this spirit, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the arrival of the Wraith 'Inspired by Music' in Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha, the sole authorised dealership for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Qatar.