Wicked Witch of the West

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Wicked Witch of the West

the terror of Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
See: Evil

Wicked Witch of the West

uses her powers to upset the plans of Dorothy and her friends. [Am. Lit. and Cin.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
References in classic literature ?
We are so grateful to you for having killed the Wicked Witch of the East, and for setting our people free from bondage.
What could the little woman possibly mean by calling her a sorceress, and saying she had killed the Wicked Witch of the East?
She was the Wicked Witch of the East, as I said," answered the little woman.
For she had no idea that the kind-looking old woman leaning on her crutch was in reality a wicked witch, who envied the Queen her good fortune, and was determined to ruin her.
But scarcely had her tender feet touched the cool ripples when she felt a great shove on her shoulders, and the wicked witch had pushed her into the deep water, exclaiming:
And in his great joy the King did not know that the woman he held in his arms was not his own dear wife, but a wicked witch.
The old woman had only pretended to be so kind; she was in reality a wicked witch, who lay in wait for children, and had only built the little house of bread in order to entice them there.
Gretel began to weep bitterly, but it was all in vain, for she was forced to do what the wicked witch commanded.
But later in the play we learn that Earine is not dead, but that a wicked witch, Mother Maudlin, has enchanted her, and shut her up in a tree.
Yes; he was one of those who helped Dorothy to destroy the Wicked Witch of the West, and the Winkies were so grateful that they invited him to become their ruler, -- just as the people of the Emerald City invited the Scarecrow to rule them.
They're nice people," she continued, as the little party began walking toward the group of trees, "and I came here once with my friends the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, to fight a wicked witch who had made all the Winkies her slaves.
They can't be worse than the Wicked Witch or the Nome King.