n.1.A terrible bugbear.
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The lines barely contain the paradoxical tension; perhaps, in truth, it springs forth in the sorrowful voice that breaks out of the tight quatrain immediately following this: "O night, rawhead and bloodybones night" (1.
"As reconstruction and its atrocities recede further and further into the background, more and more white Southerners are coming to feel that the cry of |white supremacy,' raised so often in the past, is in the twentieth century a mere rawhead and bloodybones without substance or meaning" (Liberalism, p.