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bogy

Definitions

  • THE BOGIE MAN
    THE BOGIE MAN
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bogy an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
    • n bogy an evil spirit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bogy A specter; a hobgoblin; a bugbear. "Death's heads and bogies .""There are plenty of such foolish attempts at playing bogy in the history of savages."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bogy The devil: often as a quasi-proper name, and usually with an epithet (in this use with a capital): as, Old Bogy.
    • n bogy A hobgoblin; a bugbear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bogy bōg′i a goblin: a bugbear or special object of dread, the devil
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Bogle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A form of Boggle and Boggard.

Usage

In literature:

See any more bogies last night, Val?
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
These machines must be safe to ride in, but the bogy of radiation was frightening.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
It flashed across me that never again could the bogies and false gods of society rule me.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
What good are prefects to them except as bogies?
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
Bogy, now, was a character one did not care to think about too near bed-time.
"The Peace Egg and Other tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
None, except that the menace of the Suzette bogie may be lifted.
"Man and Maid" by Elinor Glyn
So the lantern becomes a bogy, and is held up at a window to frighten those inside.
"The Book of Hallowe'en" by Ruth Edna Kelley
Witches, bogies, brownies and elves are all abroad to use their power.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
The twilit woods held no fears for her: imagination never peopled Jane's world with bogies.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
At last the bogies had him in their grip.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Ne'er misca' a Gordon in the raws o' Stra'bogie.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
You're a bluff; like this scarecrow here, you're nothing but a bogy man, stuffed with straw!
"The Windy Hill" by Cornelia Meigs
I went round in bogy, Colonel Parsons.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
In the invisible heavens there might have been One who was playing Bogie to frighten poor mortals for fun.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
Yet in the farmer's eye it was "shiftless" (the New Englander's bogy).
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
At the one hundred and fifty-nine mile house, which was a stage tavern, we began to hear other bogie stories of the trail.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
Don't you call it a bogie?
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
The first camp was made in the center of this weirdly fantastic home of goblins and bogy men.
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
Such breeks would have been bogies to a lot of frightened fogies, They would just as soon have donned the shirt of Nessus.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 June 7, 1890" by Various
In this way the dark room becomes for a timid child haunted by a "bogie" or other horror.
"Children's Ways" by James Sully
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In poetry:

He waved his hand - a vapour came -
A wizard POLTER reckoned him;
A bogy rose and called his name,
And with his finger beckoned him.
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Some dialects are objected to -
For one, the IRISH brogue is:
And then, for all you have to do,
One pound a week they offer you,
And find yourself in Bogies!
"Phantasmagoria Canto IV ( Hys Nouryture )" by Lewis Carroll
Careless the yellow-beaks slept on,
They never had heard of the bogy, Tomorrow;
The mother sat outside making her moan—
"I shall soon have to beg, or steal, or borrow!
I have always to say, the night before,
Where shall I find one red worm more!"
"The Early Bird" by George MacDonald

In news:

It's Burberry vs Bogie in 'Casablanca' Case.
Smithsonian film fest opened by Bogie 's son.
Bogie 's enduring appeal.
Bogie 's enduring appeal ReadIn here and here and here 4 decks.
If part of what makes a great bartender is flash and charisma, Don Bogie won't be anyone's jar of olives.
Lakewood, Bogie punch final tickets.
Bogie, Lakewood in final.
Lisa Jividen and Susan Bowman, with Plateau Animal Hospital, trim Bogie's nails during a fundraiser Wednesday.
See Bogie in His Natural Habitat: 35mm.
Achieved through better cleaning of wheel sets and bogies.
"'See Me on My Way' is a song about the liberating feeling of moving on while accepting the fears and doubts that surround such an action," Superhuman Happiness' Stuart Bogie tells Rolling Stone.
Bogie is the latest addition to the Port Angeles Police Department.
Bogie, the department's newest K9 dog, was handpicked by master trainer Cpl.
For a big-name Atlanta developer and fan of the Bogie-Bergman classic Casablanca, there was never any doubt about this theater's design.
Bogie the overgrown Chihuahua has an energetic soul.
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In science:

As a motivation that inspired this work, we mention study of physics and transport of granular matter . A similar model has been also used to describe the motion of railway bogies .
Simple models of bouncing ball dynamics and their comparison
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