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spook

Informal
1. US and Canadian a spy
2. South African any pale or colourless alcoholic spirit
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They don't make a big deal of the building's spookiness on the Lit & Phil website but there's no denying its particular electricity - and that's not just a reference to Joseph Swan's light bulb.
By: Mahmoud Oraby CAIRO -- 31 October 2017: Halloween is upon us, and though the originally Celtic tradition seems very foreign, Egypt has its fair share of spookiness! Join us but be warned, for we are going on a tour through the most famous haunted places in Egypt.
But keyver oves just don't have the kind of autumnal spookiness I crave.
Production designer Ercison Navarro crafts the scenes with the sharpness of a scalpel, and the musical score provides spookiness and scale.
Each story is woven together with warm hilarity and suitable spookiness. (2015/18)
It's just about halfway to Halloween, and while the rest of the world is celebrating all the spookiness and horror that go along with the holiday, Hallmark Channel continues to celebrate all the love that comes in the fall season.
All this time it exhibited no trace of fear or spookiness, but fortunately, neither did it appear aggressive or unhealthy.
But Hawkins starts with just the spookiness, withholding the date and the full, pointless story for a long time.
Among her topics are consuming the edible graveyard: Gothic lifestyles and lifestyle Gothic, Tim Burton's Gothic aesthetics, Gothic Charm School: how vampires learned to sparkle, pretty in black: the Goth girl and the whimsical macabre, swishing about and spookiness: Whitby and Gothic literary tourism form Bram Stoker's Dracula to Paul Magrs' Never the Bride.
Maim, her energy appeared limitless as she combined Bjork's arthouse spookiness with a girl power party vibe.
A new experiment convincingly shows that locality doesn't apply in the quantum realm, Andrew Grant reported in "Physicists verify quantum spookiness" (SN: 9/19/15, p.
With a darkly dreamy atmosphere, it relishes its lush spookiness and nasty bloodletting, and is a ghostly treat for those who like old-fashioned chills 'n' thrills.