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In the strange illumination of the search beams he seemed the wraith of a scarecrow.

Across the stair she wavered, a wraith blown across the gulf of time.

They had him, but it was like getting hold of an apparition, a wraith, a portent.

Was she a woman or a wraith, this slender thing swaying in the candle-light?

This apparition of a friend has in the Scotch wraith, or Irish fetch its counterpart.

Sometimes he smiled at her; sometimes at the wraith in the rafters.

How could this wraith, this apparition, do us physical injury!

A wraith of Tako was there, stricken as though numbed by surprise….

I think it was the image of my robust self as a wraith that did it.

He was not a wraith, no grisly spectre, no half-nebulous Shape.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "ghost," Scottish, of uncertain origin. Weekley suggests Old Norse vorðr "guardian" in the sense of "guardian angel." Klein points to Gaelic and Irish arrach "specter, apparition."

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