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bar·ghest also bar·guest (bär′gĕst)
A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
(perhaps from barrow
) + ghest
(dialectal variant of ghost
(in the North of England, esp Yorkshire) a goblin that appears in the shape of a dog as an omen of death or other misfortune
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The moor has stones of Celtic mythology and is said to be the haunt of Barguest
, a mythical black hound, whose sightings portend doom.
The detective duo's investigation leads them to the Barguest
Inn, a pub concealing a sinister secret.