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And I had nothing to eat, and I was so frightened—for she said there was a bogy there—that I nearly died.
SUE, A LITTLE HEROINEL. T. MEADE
And throughout the trip he continued to regard me as a species of bogy-man, while Ryborg he considered a most reputable traveler.
TRAMPING WITH TRAMPSJOSIAH FLYNT
Shell fire, speaking generally, is the "Bogy of Battle" to those not accustomed to it.
IMPRESSIONS OF A WAR CORRESPONDENTGEORGE LYNCH
But he did the job, and this bogy-man scare of his is the weak cunning of a disordered mind to divert suspicion.
THE FLYING DEATHSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
Syme remembered those wild woes of yesterday as one remembers being afraid of Bogy in childhood.
THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAYG. K. CHESTERTON
I don't understand your motive, and I'd rather not guess at it; but I'm not a child to be scared by a bogy.
NOBODYLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Bogy, now, was a character one did not care to think about too near bed-time.
THE PEACE EGG AND OTHER TALESJULIANA HORATIA EWING
Such an admonition, he says, is "morally about on a level with telling a naughty child that a bogy is coming to fetch it away."
WHO WROTE THE BIBLE?WASHINGTON GLADDEN
And really Tom did not know; but the suspicious old bogy would not believe him.
THE WATER-BABIESCHARLES KINGSLEY
In Baconian language, this bogy may be called an "idol of the market-place," since it rests upon confusion of terms.
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGEWALTER J. CLARK

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