The ghoul that keeps Putin awake at night is a Ukrainian Cossack.
In Arabic legend, a ghoul is a creature that eats both stolen corpses and children.
But then he was such a worthless vagabond, a ghoul who had robbed a dead body.
He was a sottish-looking fellow, and there was something of the glare of a ghoul in his eyes.
You, viper, ghoul that you are, have turned my very nature into that of a fiend.
It is a ghoul, it haunts his dreams, this image, with its hateful conclusions.
Directly, a small window at one side of the gate was opened, and a ghoul put his head out.
We go to ashes at once, and leave no corpse for a ghoul to inhabit and make a vampire of.
Our fears were mere churchyard superstitions, which we have caught from that ghoul of a Molimo.
He had no way of knowing in which direction the ghoul had dragged him.
1786, in the English translation of Beckford's "Vathek," from Arabic ghul, an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on corpses, from ghala "he seized."