barghest

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barghest

monstrous goblin-dog, a nocturnal specter portending death. [Br. Folklore: EB (1963) III, 110]
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Some of the frights recorded in Yorkshire include trolls, headless highwaymen and even a couple of barguests - a mythical black dog with large teeth and claws.