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barghest

[bahr-gest] /ˈbɑr gɛst/
noun
1.
a legendary doglike goblin believed to portend death or misfortune.
Also, barguest.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; apparently bar(row)2 + ghest, Old English gæst, variant of gāst ghost
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