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1. A female giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats humans.
2. A woman who is considered particularly cruel, brutish, or ugly. See Usage Note at -ess.
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(ˈoʊ grɪs)

1. a female ogre.
2. a monstrously ugly or cruel woman.
[1705–15; < French ogresse. See ogre, -ess]
usage: See -ess.
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Noun1.ogress - (folklore) a female ogre
ogre - (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings
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n (Myth) → menschenfressende Riesin; (fig)Ungeheuer nt, → Unmensch m
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He now knew that the lady who said she was the daughter of an Indian king was an ogress, who lived in desolate places, and who by a thousand wiles surprised and devoured passers-by.
"Keep straight on," said the ogress, "and you will find it."
With that, and with an expression of face in which a great number of opposite ingredients, such as mischief, cunning, malice, triumph, and patient expectation, were all mixed up together in a kind of physiognomical punch, Miss Miggs composed herself to wait and listen, like some fair ogress who had set a trap and was watching for a nibble from a plump young traveller.
Children were enticed in as models, till their incoherent accounts of her mysterious doings caused Miss Amy to be regarded in the light of a young ogress. Her efforts in this line, however, were brought to an abrupt close by an untoward accident, which quenched her ardor.
Local residents have an interesting myth about Kargah Buddha; Arshad Wali a resident of Baseen nearby town of Kargha Budha while talking to reporter said, 'once upon a time there lived an ogress called Yakhshini whom local people wanted to get rid of as it used to eat human flesh, The villagers asked a passing saint for help and the saint was said to have succeeded in pinning her to the rock."
Hariti, who was later imagined as a beneficent protector of children, appeared in myth as a powerful ogress who had the capacity to cause epidemics like smallpox.
ogress His 11 goals in his last 11 appearances have ensured progress into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and pressure on Manchester City in the scramble for the Premier League title.
'Ursa major is a bear', 'Fungi and excrescences (ogress transformed)', 'Picked up baby', 'Bear as antagonist', 'One of two female companions kills another', 'Alive being turns into nations', 'Sense of smell', 'Milky Way is the backbone', 'Not from your mouth but through your side', 'Man follows stars'.
It analyzes mothers in works such as in The Ball, The Enemy, The Wine of Solitude, Jezebel, and "The Ogress"; the Russian fiction, including Snow in Autumn, "The Birth of a Revolution," and The Courilof Affair; David Golder and Master of Souls; the French novels in the context of France and the Jews in the 1930s, including The Pawn on the Chessboard and The Prey; Jewishness in "The Spectator" and The Dogs and the Wolves; the "Vichy" novels, All Our Worldly Goods and The Fires of Autumn; Catholicism in her work, including Storm in June and Dolce; and the unfinished Suite Francaise.
You can really let rip with her, as she's an ogress of gargantuan proportions.
In fact, compared to Greyjoy's pharmaceutical nous, this gloating confines the Queen to a very particular and ironically self-anointed role in Martin's tale--as a nocturnal, child-eating ogress, a medievalist grotesque, as much a monster from Old Nan's stories as Drogon or Varamyr.
In "The Golden Trunk," the protagonist is told to grab an ogress's tits, so pendulous that the ogress carried them like saddlebags.