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They swatted aside the Jackets, their bugbear from a season ago, and the Bruins — the team that appeared most equipped to give them trouble in the East — like so many mosquitos, needing just five games to beat each of them.
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So that fastidious snuff-takers may dismiss this bugbear at once and forever.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The chest was soon filled with quilts and that bugbear was gone from her life.
PATCHWORKANNA BALMER MYERS
A mere bugbear to frighten children, believe me; and never yet alarmed a brave man.
ROOKWOODWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
As for the Tennessee land, so long a will-o'the-wisp and a bugbear, it became tangible property at last.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
This bogie, phantom, bugbear, is a supposed influence called "Reaction."
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 64, NO. 393, JULY 1848VARIOUS
Or it may be a woman, who finds her household duties, which had hitherto been a pleasure to her, becoming a bugbear.
NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS AND HOW TO AVOID THEMCHARLES DAVID MUSGROVE
This garden was the rector's delight, but to my restless seven years it was a sort of gay-colored and ever-threatening bugbear.
EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Henceforward I began to be anxious of the bugbear Responsibility, and to realise what a soul-throttling thing it is.
THE GOLDEN AGEKENNETH GRAHAME
He was new bugbear recently set up, and more haunting than even a gunpowder treason in the cellars!
COUNTESS KATECHARLOTTE M. YONGE

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