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bugbear

(in English folklore) a goblin said to eat naughty children and thought to be in the form of a bear
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all I understood by being a gentlewoman was to be able to work for myself, and get enough to keep me without that terrible bugbear going to service, whereas they meant to live great, rich and high, and I know not what.
What have I done to be made a bugbear of, and to be shunned and dreaded as if I brought the plague?
Travel Business Review-August 15, 2014--Heathrow opens world first Personal Shopping lounge, reveals UK shopping bugbears
No wonder noisy boiling is one of our biggest bugbears.
SPEAK and all-staff emails have become some of the biggest office bugbears, according to a new study.
London, May 2 ( ANI ): A new survey has found that management-speak and all-staff emails have become some of the biggest office bugbears.
ONE of Boot Room's biggest bugbears is players unable to beat the first defender at corner kicks.
Once more Keith will be trying to fulfil people's dreams and solve their bugbears - in his own unique way.
GIFT card specialists One4All say the two of the biggest bugbears among shoppers are crowds and long queues.
Voda are also equipping their stores with their hi-tech "Red Box" which is capable of transferring contact numbers, pictures and music between phones, removing one of the bugbears of switching networks.
Elderly motorists (33 per cent) and cyclists (30 per cent) were road users' main bugbears.
Newcastle City Council recently ran a public consultation to recognise the public's main bugbears which were identified as graffiti, gum and the need for improved gully cleansing.