boggart


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boggart

(ˈbɒɡət)
n
dialect Northern English a ghost or poltergeist
[perhaps from bog, variant of bug2 + -ard]
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The woman said she was approached by a 'mob' of around 30 people near Boggart Hole Clough, in Blackley, who threatened to stab her.
Those of you who have read the Harry Potter books will remember the boggarts. A boggart, for those of you who haven't read the books, is a shapeshifter that lurks in dark spaces.
For more details, including the monthly Writing Advice Desk in Central Library, see www.windowsproject.co.uk I'm proud to be part of Pushkin Press' roster of authors and, at this year's LightNight, tonight, I'll be presenting one of the stories from Brunt Boggart (Blackburne House, 8.15pm and 9.00pm) - a tapestry of tales brimming with crow dancers, potion-mixers, shape-shifters and corn-dolly tricksters accompanied by eerie and atmospheric images from Liverpool's First Take, with soundtrack music from leading folk musicians Hannah James and Giles Lewin.
Newt performs a 'ridiculus' spell against a boggart which has shifted into the form of a desk, as Neet's worst fear is to be sat working in an office.
Once again, there's magic afoot in Scotland when Allie and Jay visit their grandfather and are eagerly greeted by the Boggart, an ancient sprite, and his cousin Nessie, formerly known as the Loch Ness Monster.
| Sunday, Dec 3 - Baildon Way, Skelmanthorpe & Woodman Clayton West, calling at: Boggart Lane, Standback Way, Baildon Way, Manor Road, Pack Horse close, Whinmoor Drive.
The scene, set in Remus Lupin's Boggart class in 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' didn't make the final edit, but Jay was grateful.
117 (1997); Mary Beth Beazely, "Riddikulus!": Tenure-Track Legal-Writing Faculty and the Boggart in the Wardrobe, 7 Scribes J.
Secondly I attended Dave Ward's seminar on Myth, which began powerfully with the simultaneous showing of his film 'Brunt Boggart' running alongside himself reading from his book of that name.
They are out of the same mould as the boggart or troll in European mythology.
During the fascinating journey to this itty-bitty world, a player meets many charismatic characters, enjoys picturesque landscapes blending mundane with magic and helps cute little brownies to rebuild facilities of their village destroyed by evil Boggart.