infernal spirit

infernal spirit

Another name for a demon, an evil spirit residing in Hell and which may take many different forms.
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The king and queen and many of the court do start even in this hour, to go to your valley to pay pious homage to the waters ye have restored, and cleanse themselves of sin, and see the place where the infernal spirit spouted true hell-flames to the clouds -- an ye listen sharply ye may hear me wink and hear me likewise smile a smile, sith 'twas I that made selection of those flames from out our stock and sent them by your order.
she laments to the infernal spirits when she is incapable of killing Renaud, the Christian knight with whom she falls in love.