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ogreish

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And they did not dare hide because of that ogreish creature's brood.

He chuckled gleefully, and rested his ogreish head in the palms of his skeleton-like hands, his elbows on the table.

Grandmama was beating time with her hand on the arm of her chair to the merry music-hall tune and the ogreish words.

But she herself still beat time to the merry music-hall tune and the ogreish words.

No sooner had their uproar died away than an angry and ogreish voice broke out from the hut.

There is an ogreish kind of jocularity in Grandfather Smallweed to-day.

WORD ORIGIN

"man-eating giant," 1713, hogre (in a translation of a French version of the Arabian Nights), from French ogre, first used in Perrault's "Contes," 1697, and perhaps formed by him from Italian orco "demon, monster," from Latin Orcus "Hades," perhaps via an Italian dialect. In English, more literary than colloquial. The conjecture that it is from Byzantine Ogur "Hungarian" or some other version of that people's name (perhaps via confusion with the bloodthirsty Huns), lacks historical evidence. Related: Ogrish; ogrishness.

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