n.1.A demonologist.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Of the remaining pair, one ("The Fair at Sorochintsy") uses a folk tale about the influence of the devil as its central motif, and the other ("Ivan Fyodorovich Shpon'ka and His Aunt") contains a number of symbols and associative terms that have led Christopher Putney, Gogol's most recent scholarly demonographer, to read the devil directly into that story as well.