That he is a fable invented by the Inner Ring, a bogy to frighten us with.
And I had nothing to eat, and I was so frightened—for she said there was a bogy there—that I nearly died.
So the lantern becomes a bogy, and is held up at a window to frighten those inside.
Yet in the farmer's eye it was "shiftless" (the New Englander's bogy).
bogy, distributing his precious belongings in bits about the globe.
Here we are, safe and sound, and met no bogy, thank goodness!
The only thing to kill this bogy is to have plenty of rain, and plenty of rain had fallen on the Little Crow, too much at times.
These machines must be safe to ride in, but the bogy of radiation was frightening.
Do I hear a man speaking, or is it a boy, frightened by a bogy?
In 1561 Spain was the bogy of English seaports, most of whose folk were Protestants.
[all senses fr bogy or bogey, ''evil spirit, hobgoblin,'' the boogy or boogy-man invoked to frighten children; the golf sense originated in 1890 when Dr Thomas Browne, a naval surgeon, compared his opponent, the ''ground score,'' to the ''Bogey Man'' of a popular song, at any rate, so it is said]