boogieman

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boog·ie·man

 (bo͝og′ē-măn′, bō′gē-, bo͞o′gē-)
n.
Variant of boogeyman.
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welcome in the New Year at Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, with the amazing Bayside Boogiemen and the sounds of the Boutique Disco!
The disillusioned locals resonate with the idea of victimhood of the long-practised clan rivalries, with al Shabaab becoming the boogiemen. They become easy targets of al Shabaab for attacks on non-local Kenyans and security agencies.
Toy dinosaurs and lost socks fall prey to "the sharp mouth that live under the bed'' in "The Sharp Mouth and the Toilet Vampire,'' which depicts boogiemen underneath the bed and in the bathroom.
There are still some security concerns to address; however, the complexity of the Internet of Things is far from the dark threat of Skynet or HAL--Hollywood boogiemen that lead to the demise of humankind.
"Black Boogiemen" is a novel of near future America, where Black America launches its own civil war to purge itself of darkness, and the long, hard road that results.
Gautier instead explores more varied conflicts, including homophobic taunting in "Boogiemen" and a child's shame over her mother's actions in "Afternoon Tea." Tensions exacerbated by these specific circumstances would still be plausible elsewhere; part of what makes At-Risk immensely appealing is the sense that Gautier has captured facets of youth which transcend borders.
They contain some of the most horrifying and fantastic creations of Goya's imagination: strange bird-men soar through a dense darkness, a wild horse abducts a woman, and a host of witches, boogiemen, and other representatives of depraved humanity emerge from the shadow.
In 1984, writer-director Wes Craven unleashed one of cinema's most iconic and dearly beloved boogiemen: Freddy Krueger.
"Three, four, better lock your door..." In 1984, writer-director Wes Craven unleashed one of cinema's most iconic and dearly beloved boogiemen: Freddy Krueger.
In 1984, writer/director Wes Craven unleashed one of cinema's most iconic and dearly beloved boogiemen: Freddy Krueger.
Stomach-churning torture-porn, otherworldly mutant creatures, self-referential teen slashers, disfigured boogiemen - where one derivative idea succeeds, another dozen clones follow.
WITH his razor-sharp, incisive wit and volcanic rage, Hannibal Lecter has become engrained as one of cinema's most fascinating and fearsome boogiemen.