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He was a sottish-looking fellow, and there was something of the glare of a ghoul in his eyes.

It is a ghoul, it haunts his dreams, this image, with its hateful conclusions.

It was the physiognomy of what I should fancy a ghoul might be.

But then he was such a worthless vagabond, a ghoul who had robbed a dead body.

We go to ashes at once, and leave no corpse for a ghoul to inhabit and make a vampire of.

He had no way of knowing in which direction the ghoul had dragged him.

Like a ghoul he smacked his lips at the memory of those repasts.

At this the ghoul was angered, and I thought that he would have done me some bodily violence.

I heard Felix reproaching her with a ghoul's dinner of a grain of rice.'

And such a feast as the unconscious Hapsburg afforded the ghoul of a priest!

WORD ORIGIN

1786, in the English translation of Beckford's "Vathek," from Arabic ghul, an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on corpses, from ghala "he seized."

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